Are you looking to update some of your current furniture pieces? Are you having a hard time picking the color? Are you afraid to pick up that paintbrush and paint that piece? Are you afraid you will mess it up? Let me share how black paint can make a simple update to furniture.
Black paint is clean, classic and fits into any style of home decor. It is my go-to color even over white and let me tell you why.
Black paint is easier to work with over white and many other colors. If you are looking for a clean and classic look with no distressing black is easier and more forgiving. You won’t see all the brush marks or the imperfections of the furniture when using black paint. The lighter the color the more the furniture flaws stand out and also your own imperfections in your paint job.
Black paint also hides bleed through. Bleed through is the nasty thing that can happen when painting furniture with light colors. The oil tannins in the wood furniture surface and bleed through most water-based paints. When using black, you will not have to prime the furniture with an oil based stain blocking primer if bleed-through occurs. If I think a darkly stained piece of furniture will have bleed-through, I automatically choose black.
You can move black painted furniture around into your home and not get stuck with a bold crazy color that went out of style. It is much easier to use those trendy colors in your pillows, throws or decorative accessories and stick to clean classic colors for the furniture.
Black painted furniture is a trend that will never go out of style. It can be rustic, it can be modern, it can be ornate, it can be luxurious. It can be whatever style and trend you need it to be. That is why black paint can make a simple update to furniture.
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