How to Paint Spray Your Furniture?

In general paint spraying isn’t a hard thing to do, you need a little experience and you will be able to paint spray almost everything.

A lot of people hesitate to try paint spraying by themselves because people have made it look like its the hardest thing to do, but in reality, with a few hours of practice, you will be able to paint spray your kitchen cabinets, your house doors, and many other things.

Clearly paint spraying your car or your house needs more experience and I don’t recommend you to do it by yourself or without reading any guide.

Luckily for you, you can paint spray your furniture like a pro even if you never used a paint sprayer before, all you need is a guide to follow and some practice with your paint sprayer and you will be ready to paint spray your furniture.

There are a few steps you need to follow in order to get the best results

Step 1: Get a high-quality paint sprayer

You are spray painting your wood furniture so they can look better, right? You want to get the best finish quality, right? If you want your furniture to look new again then I highly recommend you to get a high-quality paint sprayer.  Even the best paint sprayers for woodworking can’t give you a good result if you don’t know how to use it.

If you are looking for a paint sprayer then I recommend you to check our homepage where we have reviewed the best HVLP Paint Sprayer for Woodworking that will help you to get the best results.

We have listed the best models that we use when we have to spray paint furniture. Also, we have listed the pros, cons and explained all the features and how they work for each of them. If you don’t already own a spray gun or if you are looking to buy a new one then I highly recommend you to check it.

Step 2: Prepare supplies & furniture

A Paint Sprayer For Furniture isn’t the only thing you need to complete this task. You also need Cleaner, Paint, Fine grit sandpaper, Medium-grit sandpaper, Primer, and you might also need a paint roller. If you have any laying around your house try cleaning it.

Once you get all these things now it’s time to prepare your furniture for paint spraying.

The first thing you need to do is to clean your furniture.  There might be dirt that has been there for years that you haven’t been aware of so you have to clean that. If your furniture has drawers then you have to remove them and paint them separately.

Note: While removing parts from your furniture make sure to label them so once you are done painting them you will be able to find their place easily.

Step 3: Sand & Prime your furniture

Our goal is to get a better finish quality once we are done. In order to archive our goal, it is very important to sand our wood furniture. You have to use sandpaper, Medium-grit sandpaper would be perfect for this task.

You don’t have to fully remove the paint and stain because that would be really hard to do and it would consume you a lot of time and energy.

Now that you are done with sanding and the furniture is free of dust or any stains, you can apply the primer. Primer isn’t necessary if you are spray painting furniture that you don’t need to have a quality finish color, but if you are looking for a high-quality finish color then I recommend you to use the primer before you start paint spraying.

Once you are done priming the furniture now it’s time to sand the furniture again. This time you have to use fine-grit sandpaper and sand lightly. This will help you get a high-quality finish.

Step 4: Paint the furniture

how to paint spray your furniture?

Once you complete sanding the furniture again after you apply primer, it’s time to spray paint your furniture.  Different people use different tools for this task. I highly recommend you to use an HVLP paint sprayer since it will give you the best results.

By using a paint sprayer you will complete the job faster & better and you will also avoid any brush strokes that you might get if you are using a paint roller. If you need a paint sprayer then I recommend you to check our homepage or our review page.

I recommend you to do this task in your garage but if you don’t have a garage then you should do it outside. Paint spraying your furniture inside your home isn’t recommended. The first thing to do is to check the weather, if it’s windy then you should wait another day.

Paint spraying on windy or cold days is hard, especially for newbies. But if you really have to paint spray that day then I recommend you to check our post on how to paint spray on cold weather?

Before starting to paint spray your wood furniture you should make a few tests to check the paint. You can practice on cardboard if you don’t have cardboard then try practicing on a “dummy” object that you don’t need or you don’t care if you paint over. I usually stay 10 to 12 inches away from the furniture and I start paint spraying.

You can check your paint sprayer manual to see if there’s any recommended distance that works best for your paint sprayer. If there isn’t then use my rule to stay 10 to 12 inches away.

Once you are done adding the first layer make sure to wait for the paint to completely dry before adding the next layer. And to get the best finish possible you can sand lightly after each layer. I usually add 3 to 4 layers depending on the quality of the finish I get. It’s up to you. If you like the furniture you can stop only with one layer.

I know that it seems like a hard task, but trust me it isn’t. And once you are done spray painting your furniture you will see that it’s all worth it.


Paint spraying your furniture may look like a hard task but in reality, you will have a lot of fun while doing it. It will also save you a lot of money. You don’t need to buy new furniture every time they start to look old, you can just paint spray them and make them look new again.

At the end of the day, your furniture will look new again, you will have fun, you will save a lot of money and you will feel good about yourself when you see your furniture new and clean again.

If this is your first time, after you are done, you probably will have a lot of paint in your hands. But don’t worry, if washing them with water doesn’t work then make sure to check our post on how to remove paint from skin.


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