The Ultimate DIY Guide to Giving Your Furniture New Life

The Ultimate DIY Guide to Giving Your Furniture New Life

December 3, 2018

If you are looking to redecorate a room in your home it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg, or require a team of people, to complete. All you need is a bit of time, some elbow grease, products from trusted paint manufacturers in South Africa and the following handy tips.

Be Sure to Prep and Prime the Furniture Properly Before Painting

So let’s say you have decided to give your living room a new look by giving your coffee table and TV stand a lick of paint. This, along with some new throw pillows on the couch and even some new curtains, will completely change the overall feel of the room.

First things first, priming your furniture pieces for painting, or if you choose to simply sand, stain and varnish, that can be more than enough TLC to change its look from meek to chic. All you need to do is sand the surface evenly, brush off any dust and you are ready for your primer.

Allprime is a quick-drying water-based coating that has a hard finish and excellent adhesion properties, making it perfect for your furniture painting project.

You could make use of a product designed by wood varnish manufacturers like Wood1st that has been specially developed to stain and protect the wood as a deep penetrating, insect repelling primer to be applied before your final layer of varnish.

Apply the Paint You Choose

If you want your new project to be successful, be sure to choose a paint product that is non-toxic and non-yellowing like HiGlo that also sports a high gloss finish as well as being resistant to water and solvents.

Don’t Forget to Add Your Own Creative Spin

Be sure to add your own personal touch to it, it is your project, after all, what you say, goes. If you are painting a cabinet you can cover the backboards with decorative paper or stencil on anything to the surface of your piece that you like.

Protect Your Work with a Top Coat

Once you have completed your stencilling or whatever you decide, you need to set your masterpiece with a quality sealant like Art-FX-Glaze-Coat. This will work to set over decoupage or any other artistic twist you have decided to add to your new and improved furniture piece.

For all of the products you need to give your furniture a makeover contact Paintcor and we will ensure you are ready for all your home improvement projects.


  • Reply
    Jasmine - LoveLifeLaughMotherhood
    January 9, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    This is awesome. I’m inspired to start revamping my own furniture now!

  • Reply
    February 3, 2020 at 3:47 am

    Woww! I can do it by myself with these tips for my own furniture right now, thank youuuuuuuu!

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