Furniture

Bring a new lease of life to your furniture with our smooth finish premium furniture paint. Transform or upcycle your old furniture with only one coat, our fast-drying paint provides a deep lasting colour. Available in a range of colours, you can simply browse our paints below and select your desired colour from our handy colour wheel. Can be used directly on to any surface, with no sanding needed.  Choose from our trusted brands (Rustoleum, Sadolin, Owatrol) to secure your desired finish whether dusty or satin we have the furniture paint for you. 

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Whether you are looking to add a personal touch to your kitchen units or upcycle an old forgotten furniture piece, we have the perfect trade furniture paint for your DIY project. Shop everything you need for interior and exterior furniture at The Paint Shed.

A Guide To Painting Furniture

Customising your interior and exterior furniture is a quick and easy way to transform your home. Upcycling can also be a fun and relaxing paint project with the right equipment and preparation. Follow this simple guide to achieve professional, long lasting results.

Firstly you should gather all the equipment you need for the ideal finish. For most pieces of furniture you will require dust sheets, sugar soap, wood filler, sand paper, primer and undercoat and the perfect furniture paint. All can be found in our extensive accessories section.

Now that you have all that you need, it is time to prep your surface. If your wooden furniture has been treated in the past, you will need to bring it back to its original state. Start by washing the piece down with hot soapy water or mild detergent and a nylon-washing pad.

Follow by filling any cracks with wood filler, then lightly sand your surface with medium coarse paper. This will help remove the build up of dirt and grease, and create an even base for the paint to adhere to. The goal is to remove anything that could impede your painting.

Once your surface is fully prepped, leave it to dry, then apply a primer/undercoat. One coat should do the trick for bare furniture. Treated furniture will require a multi surface primer.

After your primer dries you can begin to paint. If your furniture has fine details such as drawers, doors or knobs, it is best to start with these. Work your way from the outside to the inside of the unit, then the surrounding framework and lastly the top.This way you are less likely to interfere with the already painted areas.

When painting, aim to work from left to right then up and down, this will ensure a smooth even coverage. We advise opting for a trade quality synthetic brush for maximum results. If you are painting exterior furniture you can follow our additional guide here.

Furniture Paint at The Paint Shed

A coat of paint can do wonders to revive the natural beauty of wooden furniture. Some things to consider before application is how many coats you will need, the kind of finish you want, the level of durability you will need (high traffic areas will require long lasting properties) and whether it is weather resistant. If you are unsure of how much paint you need to buy, be sure to make use of our handy paint calculator. Simply enter the dimensions of your walls, details of any gaps like windows and doors, and click calculator. Remember, it is always better to have a bit too much than to order too little, that way you can easily apply touch ups and paint match in the future.