Stain vs Paint Furniture: Key Differences to Consider

To paint or to stain? It’s one of the first things to consider if you’re thinking about upcycling or flipping furniture. Both methods give new life to your furniture and home. However, there are also advantages and disadvantages to either way. Knowing them can help you decide on the best choice for your aesthetic goals and practical needs. To learn …

Can You Sand Veneer and Stain It?

Veneer furniture is a low-cost and environmentally friendly alternative to solid wood furniture. Moreover, veneer furniture tends to be lighter and easier to move around the home if you want to update the space. But what if you also want to upcycle your veneer furniture? Can you sand veneer and stain it? Although you can stain veneer, you should generally …

How to Stain Over Chalk Paint Furniture

Chalk paint has become a popular choice for DIYers for painting wood furniture. And it’s with good reason. It looks amazing, it’s easy to work with and the cleanup is easy since you only need soap and water. Now let’s say that you’ve chalk-painted your furniture, but you want to get creative and apply a stain. After acquiring your wood …

Can Wall Paint be Used on Furniture

Whether you are repainting a piece of furniture for your house or flipping one for profit, using the right kind of paint is key.  There are numerous factors you should take into account like durability, sheen, ingredients, and color when comparing different types of paint.  Many DIY enthusiasts gravitate toward specialty furniture paints like chalk paint and milk paint. However, …

Best Paint for Furniture (without sanding first)

Sanding any surface before painting helps improve adhesion and smooths over imperfections for an even paint finish. Additionally, it makes the top coat of paint more durable. However, sanding is a tedious job. Moreover, it is messy and time-consuming. Fortunately, some paint types require minimal prep, adhere well to practically any surface, and are relatively durable.  In this post, we’ll …

Using Enamel Paint on Furniture: 7 Key Tips

Enamel paint is great for furniture due to its resilience: it holds up against heat, moisture, and wear and tear very well. It also comes in a wide range of colors and sheen and is widely available at hardware stores.  However, like any paint, it has its problems. For instance, it’s slow-drying and may take up to a week per …

11 Refinishing Furniture Blogs You NEED to Follow

Refinishing an old piece of wood furniture can give it a new breath of life. By refinishing furniture, you can restore its original appearance or give it a new look altogether with a fresh paint job.  Without proper guidance, refinishing furniture can be challenging. However, you can find practically all the information you need on the internet to learn how …

How Much Paint Do You Need For a Dresser?

When repainting furniture, choosing the paint type and paint color are key considerations. But beyond the stylistic considerations, it’s important to consider how much paint you will need for your project.  After all, if you purchase too much paint, you may have a bit of excess paint, but not enough for a second piece of furniture. If you purchase too …

Black Wood Stain vs Paint: 3 Things to Consider

When it comes to making wood furniture darker, you can either stain or paint it.  Although at first glance black wood-stained furniture and black-painted furniture might look similar, each look has subtle characteristics that may look more or less appealing to you.  Not only that but there are major differences between stain and paint in terms of cost and application …

Can You Stain Manufactured Wood Furniture?

If you’re looking to change the color of your wood furniture, staining is certainly a good option. Unlike painting, staining does not entirely change the look of wood furniture. Instead, it enhances the natural beauty of the wood by allowing its natural grain and texture to show through. Choosing which type of stain to apply will greatly depend on the …