How to Successfully Paint Furniture Black

Hi everyone! It’s Rachel from Tea and Forget-me-nots! To successfully paint wood furniture black is often difficult.  If not applied properly, topcoats can turn out streaky on top of black paint. Black and white are some of the hardest paint colours to finish well but fortunately, I found a combination that gives a great result. Let’s get started!

Materials List:

White Lightning

BOSS in Clear

Black Sands

Howdy-Do Hemp Oil

How To:

Step 1:

First, I cleaned the whole piece twice with White Lightning, and it needed it. The water was black after the first clean. That’s the downside of ornate pieces, dust settles in them so easily.

As I planned to paint the wood cabinet black, I used my sander to take the shine off the previous finish. The triangular sanding head is great for getting into corners.

Step 2:

For the first time, this piece came to me with a slightly musty smell. It’s a common issue so I knew some ways to help remove it. To help the musty smell, I used BOSS primer in clear. BOSS is designed to block the smell in and it worked perfectly.

Step 3:

Next, I chose the color Black Sands from Dixie Belle’s all-in-one mineral paint line, Silk. It’s a lovely grey-black. Not as heavy-looking as some true blacks can be.

Step 4:

After fully dry, I used an old T-shirt to apply a small amount of Howdy-Do Hemp Oil. It was really easy to apply which was great. I do like an easy life. Then, I wiped off any excess which hadn’t completely absorbed into the wood. As I haven’t used hemp oil before, I did two coats for extra durability.

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