Painting with chalk paint is an easy way to transform a piece of furniture. The process is as easy as painting- no sanding required.
If you want to sell your furniture or want to buy new furniture, this is a great option for a quick update that doesn’t cost much money.
Chalk paint can be combined with different colors and designs, so it is perfect for those who want to customize their tables.
Get ready to embark on your own project and learn the basics of how to paint a dining room table with chalk paint!
What You Need To Start The Project
- Table: any size, shape, and color
- Optional: Undercoat or primer
- Chalkboard Paint: the color you want your table to be
- Paintbrush or sponge brush
- Tape measure or straight edge
- Scissors or utility knife
- Newspaper or old sheets to cover your work surface
How To Prep Your Table For Paint
- Using a piece of sandpaper, rough up the surface of the table for better paint adhesion.
- Sand the entire surface of the table with a heavy grit sandpaper
- Clean off all pieces of dust and debris on the table with water
- Use a damp cloth to wipe down the table one final time
- Allow the table to dry overnight before proceeding to painting in order to ensure that there are no more particles on the surface
Sanding the surface For Paint A Dining Room Table With Chalk Paint
Prepare the surface by sanding it down. You can either use a hand sander or a power sander. Sand until there are no more visible bumps on the surface.
Step 2: Vacuum up any sawdust and wipe down the surface with a damp cloth to make sure there is no dust left behind.
Apply an even coat of primer to prime the wood. Let it dry for 20-30 minutes before applying another coat if necessary.
Step 4: After priming, paint your table using chalk paint and let it dry for at least 24 hours before using it.
Priming The Table
For this project, you’ll need a table that has been cleaned and wiped down so the paint will adhere to it. You’ll also need a roller, paint tray and a brush. Start by cleaning the table with soap and water and then wiping it down with a dry rag.
Next, apply an even coat of chalk paint across the top of the table. Let this layer dry for at least 24 hours before applying a second coat. If you wait overnight before applying the second coat, you can skip the primer step entirely.
Painting With Chalk Paint
Painting with chalk paint is a fast, inexpensive way to update your furniture. Chalk paint can be combined with different colors and designs, so it is perfect for those who want to customize their tables. I recommend doing the prep work before you start painting to make the process easier.
To start, sand the surface of the table with fine-grit sandpaper in order to make it smooth and remove any existing finish or wax. This will make your job easier because you won’t have to deal with a glossy surface that may not take well to paint. Next, use a tack cloth or rag dipped in white vinegar and water to clean off all of the dust from sanding. Let it dry completely before painting.
Lastly, choose your color and get ready for some fun.
Start by using an old brush or roller that you don’t mind throwing away, as this will help lift up any loose bits of dirt on the surface of your table.
Apply enough paint so that there is at least one inch of coverage on all surfaces of the table and let it dry overnight before applying another coat if necessary. If you want more depth in your design, mix two colors together when applying them on top of each other- just remember to always try out new combinations on scrap wood first.
If you’re looking for a quick update without having to spend much money, painting with chalk paint is a great option!
The final step is to apply a coat of polyurethane. This will seal in the chalk paint, which will help it last longer and be more durable.
If you want to change the color or design on your table, all you need to do is reapply a different color of chalk paint and repeat the steps.
This blog post highlights the steps to painting a dining table with chalk paint. We hope you find these helpful, and be sure to share your process with us in the comments.