Can I spraypaint a table?

aggieroseJuly 7, 2013

I just purchased a table and 4 chairs at a garage sale. It's a Pottery Barn Kids table and supposedly solid wood. It's red and I would like to paint it white. Can I use spray paint? It seems like that would make painting the chairs and the legs of the table so much easier. If spray paint will work, what brand do I need to use? Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks!

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HandyMac

Sure you can. The better question would be: How difficult is it to paint the red table/chairs white?

The answer is:

Pretty labor intensive.

You will need to scuff the existing finish---meaning lightly sand every part of each chair and the table with 120 or 150 grit sandpaper.

Then primer---you can use spray primer.
Follow the instructions on the primer cans.

Then paint. Applying two light coats will mean fewer(or no) runs.

As far as brands, Rustoleum is good, Krylon sucks(long story why, but the company is on an anti-grafitti program and has changed the formula. That's great for the company, but bad for the paint.)

    Bookmark   July 8, 2013 at 11:34AM
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leenamark

Spray painting is a good idea it can save your time and money. Moreover, there will be less mess leaving no brush strokes. You can use Krylon.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2013 at 10:53AM
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