How to Paint  Furniture White

White paint can be tricky, so let’s dive in today and talk about what it looks like to get that perfect white finish on your next piece of painted furniture!


Find the Best Paint to Use

I have found that I get the best results, most consistently with actual furniture paints, rather than with using latex paint from the hardware store.


Prep Your Furniture Project for Painting White

Prep is always your most important step! And when white is your paint color of choice, the right prep is even more important.


Apply a Primer

Nobody wants pink splotches on their white-painted furniture, so it’s best to go ahead prime.


How Many Coats to Apply

It usually takes 3-4 coats of paint to get full coverage with a white color.  The rule is, the brighter the white, the more coats you can expect.


How to get a Smooth Finish

If you’re looking for an  ultra-smooth finish, my best suggestion is to apply your paint with a roller.