We are going to look at a project we have completed which will also guide you on how to paint a coffee table. Unlike many coffee table painting projects, this specific project was a little different as you will see in the guide below. Let’s start by taking a look at the coffee table which has to be refurbished.
Painting a Coffee Table
As you can see in the image above, the coffee table is is an average coffee table which is constructed from wood and already has been varnished and coated with protective coating. The table parts which need to be refurbished will need to be sanded after we protect the parts which are not to be painted, Ok into the workshop, first job to machine sand and bleach the table top.
Now for the machines sanding we used a Rups orbital air sander which is known to be one of the best sanders in the industry, a top quality tool. For the sand paper we used Grade of disc Mirka 320 grit. no other grades used on this project for the air sander.
For the bleaching, we used a household bleach. Any brand will do for this.
Next, we then mask off the sanded area using 25mm 3M masking tape, we find it to be one of the best. Masking is done to protect the areas which are not being worked on. Then to pre clean and hand sand the area to be sprayed. In hand sanding we use a Hand sanding sponge from 3m / fine grade as the heavy sanding has already done and we are looking to create a surface which is easier for the primer to adhere to. When sanding make sure all the areas are dull and flat looking with no reflection before applying primer.
When we have competed the, asking and sanding it is then time to spray apply the water based primer, allow to dry, then re-sand and spray apply the water based top coat in a satin finish. Allow to dry. We can use brand names for the paint / the brand used on this one is Sayerlack water based primer / top coat, great coverage & drying time approx. 15 minutes / water based products best for wood.
Finally, after we have completed the painting, we De-mask and hand apply a bee’s wax polish to the top wood surface. Now we do this as many of our clients have great quality furniture but do not like to colour, so this helps to transform these into a modern day contemporary look. This of course saves time and the expense of buying a new piece of furniture.
We are then left with this coffee table which I am sure you will agree is after making a complete transformation. We hope that this guide on how to paint a coffee table will be of help to you but as always if you should need help or wish to have your coffee table project handled by professionals, please do contact us here .