How to Paint Furniture Flawlessly + {HomeRight FinishMax Spray Gun Giveaway}

I love painting furniture!  It gives new life to furniture and it is a great way to reuse what you already have!  It is also an inexpensive way to keep up with decor trends.  Today I am excited to show you how to paint furniture simply and flawlessly!  And I also am hosting a fabulous giveaway!!  Woot woot!

We used to have a playroom, but we recently realized that the playroom was not longer needed.  So we found new homes for all the toys and we needed to find a new place for a large bookcase we had in there.  We ended up putting the bookshelf in my son’s room since most of the toys in it.  Honestly, my son’t room isn’t complete, or even started, but we have a vision for it.  And in our vision, a black bookshelf doesn’t work.

After contemplating for some time what to do, we finally decided that the best solution for our out-of-place bookshelf was to paint it!!

How to Paint Furniture Flawlessly + a Giveaway | how to paint furniture and get a smooth finish + a giveaway of my favorite painting tool | #diy #painting #giveaway

So I pulled out my HomeRight FinishMax paint spray gun and got to work turning this black bookshelf into a blue one!

Now I fully realize that in photographs, black and dark blue don’t look very different.  I realize this is not a dramatic change, but in the room it makes a HUGE difference!  So here is the before picture:

bookcase before

And here is my quick version of how to spray paint a bookcase in video form!

To Paint a Bookcase (or any piece of furniture) You Will Need:
  • HomeRight FinishMax Spray Gun
  • Primer
  • Paint, satin finish
  • Polyacrylic Sealer, satin finish or your preference
  • Plastic or tarps
  • Mask suitable for painting
  • Tools to disassemble your furniture
prime furniture

First we put plastic on the floor and walls, and then we disassembled the bookcase.  Holy moly this bookcase has a lot of pieces!  

Then we primed every side of each piece, painted it with 2 coats of paint, and then sealed it with 2 coats of sealer.

I used my favorite painting tool:  HomeRight Finish Max!  Seriously this sprayer is amazing!!

This is such an easy spray painting gun to use!  You simply pour paint into the paint container and use the funnel to time how fast the paint comes out.  The instruction manual has a guide for the paint speed.  If it is too slow, you can add water until the consistency and time are just right.

You may want to strain your paint prior to spraying it to avoid clogs.

And then…you spray!

How to Paint Furniture Flawlessly + a Giveaway | how to paint furniture and get a smooth finish + a giveaway of my favorite painting tool | #diy #painting #giveaway

It has been so cold here we had to prime and paint inside.  We were able to take it outside into the garage to seal because it warmed up.

How to Refinish Furniture + a Giveaway | how to paint furniture and get a smooth finish + a giveaway of my favorite painting tool | #diy #painting #giveaway

I love that spraying the paint gives the furniture a flawless finish!  There are no brush strokes and it is smooth as can be.

How to Refinish Furniture + a Giveaway | how to paint furniture and get a smooth finish + a giveaway of my favorite painting tool | #diy #painting #giveaway

And the FinishMax makes painting furniture SO easy!  The longest (and hardest) part of this whole project is the dry time.

And our blue bookcase now is a near perfect match to our son’s blue dresser!  The black really stood out in this room.  It looks so much better in blue!

How to Paint Furniture + a Giveaway | how to paint furniture and get a smooth finish + a giveaway of my favorite painting tool | #diy #painting #giveaway

Our son is happy to have his toys back in his room and I am happy that this shelf finally matches his room!

Blue Painted Bookcase + a Giveaway | how to paint furniture and get a smooth finish + a giveaway of my favorite painting tool | #diy #painting #giveaway

And now I am thrilled to be able to GIVE AWAY (1) HomeRight FinishMax Sprayer!  Wahoo!  If you ever paint furniture or have ever wanted to paint furniture, this is the spray paint gun you will want!

Now it’s time to Enter to WIN!


Please wait until the Rafflecopter fully loads and then follow the instructions to enter to win!

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*Winning entries will be verified.  This giveaway is in no way affiliated, administered or endorsed by Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or Instagram.  No information will be disclosed to Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or Instagram by entering this giveaway.  No purchase necessary to win.  Odds of winning are based on number of entrants.  Winner for prize package will be chosen randomly through Rafflecopter.  Giveaway will run from February 27, 2014 at 6:30am EST until March 7, 2014 at 12:00am EST.  Winner will be announced on March 7, 2014 in this blog post and the winner will need to respond within 48 hours of announcement via email to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen.  Winner must be 18 years of age or older and a US citizen with a US mailing address in order to win.  Winner is responsible for paying any necessary taxes on winnings.  All prizes will be mailed / emailed / fulfilled by the sponsor and the blog owner(s) involved are not held responsible if the prize is not fulfilled.  A list of winners may be requested after the giveaway has ended.  Please email me with any questions or to obtain additional information at: simplydesigning@gmail.com*

Thank you to HomeRight for providing this giveaway!
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Comments

  1. says

    OMG…i would love this…with my Fibromyalgia and nerve damage in neck, it is so hard to use a paint brushe. I have a high bar-bar stool and I so want to paint it. This would help so much! Thank for the give a way!

  2. says

    The new make-over of the bookcase looks great and how much quicker it was with a sprayer.<br />I just finished up painting my dark brown end tables to a vanilla cream color. No sealer on them yet as I don&#39;t know for sure what kind of sealer to put on. I don&#39;t want something that will turn yellow over time. Any suggestions for a good sealer product.<br />Thank you<br />ColleenB.<br />

    • says

      Colleen – I have used both polyurethane and polyacrylic sealers and honestly have never had anything turn yellow! However, I have heard that polyurethane can turn yellow over time and polyacrylic isn&#39;t supposed to. I don&#39;t know from personal experience, but I have heard other people say that polyacrylic is better for that reason. Good luck!

  3. says

    I would love to have this. I just finished spray painting a bunch of items and I wished I had a spray painter the whole time!! I would paint a huge wood buffet that we have that needs some love. :)

  4. says

    Looks great! I&#39;ve been wanting a paint gun for a while. Spray paint has awful chemicals and VOCs in it that off gas for years – this is a way to DIY your own VOC free spray paint!

  5. says

    I&#39;ve been researching paint options for forever to paint built ins my husband is building, and I think I&#39;m finally ready to take the plunge and try to use a sprayer!

  6. says

    How cool!!! I would totally paint my kitchen cabinets!! They were botched by a painter I paid to update them and then he moved out of state! Now I have to look at my ugly cabinets every day because I can&#39;t afford to have them done… again… What a neat tool!

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