Three Steps to a Flawless Painted Finish
How to prepare, prime, and apply paint
Synopsis: Painted cabinets, bookcases, wall units, and other furniture are as popular today as they have ever been. But there’s more to a quality painted finish than meets the eye. First, you need a perfectly flat, smooth surface. Next, you need to select the right primer and sealer. And finally you need to choose the right topcoat. Professional finisher Paul Snyder gives step-by-step application instructions for getting the best painted finish possible.
If you associate the word “paint” with images of a pail of house paint, a roller, and a brush, you may have difficulty linking it to fine furniture. However, painted built-in cabinets, bookcases, wall units, and furniture are as popular today as they have ever been, and a great paint job stands comparison with the best clear finish.
There is more to achieving a quality painted finish than meets the eye, and the process is different than…