Painting a wood table is a job that can be completed within a weekend, including the time needed for the paint to dry. You need paint, primer, brushes, a roller and sandpaper.Continue Reading
To prepare the wood for painting, you need to sand it using 220-grit sandpaper. Sanding creates a slightly rough surface for the primer to stick to.
Apply a thin coat of primer, making sure that your brush strokes follow the direction of the wood grain. Primer creates a smooth base for the paint.
Use a synthetic paintbrush to apply latex paint to the table. If you are using oil-based paint, you need to use a natural brush instead. You can also use a paint roller to cover large areas quickly. Make sure you get an even covering of paint on all parts of the table.
Once the first coat has dried, check to see whether there are any uneven sections. If there are sections where the paint has run to form a thick droplet, you can sand them down to remove the droplets of paint. Apply a second coat of paint so that all areas of the table are covered evenly.