To paint a dresser, bring it outside, remove the drawers, sand and prime the wood, paint it, and dry the dresser. This 4-hour process requires latex gloves, a particle mask, a drop cloth, screwdriver, sandpaper, paper towels, water, primer, latex paint, a paint tray, a roller and a paintbrush.
- Prepare the dresser
Remove the drawers, and unscrew the hardware. Bring the dresser and drawers outside, and set them on a large drop cloth. Put on latex gloves and a particle mask. Sand the dresser and the front of the drawers, wipe the sanded surfaces with a damp paper towel, and give them several minutes to dry.
- Apply the primer
Apply one coat of aerosol primer to all the surfaces you wish to paint. Dry the primer according to the manufacturer's instructions.
- Prepare the paint
Pour latex paint into a paint tray.
- Apply two coats of paint
Saturate a roller with paint, press on it to remove the excess, and run the roller over the dresser and drawers. Wait for it to dry, and then apply a second coat of paint with a medium paintbrush. Give the paint several hours to dry.
- Reassemble the dresser
Reattach the hardware, bring the dresser inside, and reinsert the drawers.