Painting old furniture from your dining room

When painting the furniture in your room update them and give them a style fresh and new. Use paint black to give the furniture old or retro modern look, or lightens dark wood with white paint. For a future redecoration, realize the chairs of the room. Allowing the paint and clear varnish to cure for five days prevents the finish from being scratched or damaged.


  1. Remove the bases from the seats of the dining room chairs, turning them around and using a screwdriver to remove the screws. Reserve the bases of the seats.
  2. Sand the furniture with 100 grit sandpaper. This is important so that the furniture is left with a glossy finish, whether you paint them like paint or varnish. Unfinished wood does not require sanding. Use a damp sponge to clean the furniture and remove dust from the sanding.
  3. Apply an oil based primer with a brush. It is not necessary that the layer is perfect. Let it dry completely.
  4. Apply a layer of semi-gloss latex paint over the primer using a clean brush. Allow the paint to dry completely, and then apply a second coat. Layers of paint should be thin and even. Let the second coat dry completely.
  5. Apply two coats of clear varnish with a clean brush after the paint has dried. Let the varnish dry between layers. Let the varnish cure for five days before using the table or chairs.
  6. Replace the seats of the chairs, putting them in place and placing the screws.

Tips & Warnings

  • The white latex paint works on the oil-based primer; although bubbles will emerge if placed on oil-based paint.