Black painted furniture has always been a “go-to” color choice in my many years of painting furniture. WHY, you ask? Let me review the many reasons that painting furniture in classy black paint should be a staple color for anyone. See the inspirational makeovers and the reasons for black painted furniture.
Why Paint it Black
- Black Paint is Classic
- Can hide bleed-through
- Easy to use
- Looks great distressed or modern
This dining room set was painted with a sleek modern black paint finish with silver metallic dry brushing on the raised wood-carved details. See the video below on how to do a dry brush effect. You can use any type of silver metallic paint for dry brushing.
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Black painted furniture can be classic, modern, rustic, and distressed.
Adding furniture transfers is another way to add details to a blank black canvas. This Duncan Phyfe table was painted using General Finishes Lamp Black. The furniture decals are from Redesign by Prima. Make sure you check out their YouTube channel to see how easy it is to do a furniture transfer.
The distressing on the carved details of this mirror was achieved with wet distressing. While the paint is still wet, apply a cloth over the carved details to remove the wet paint. Let the paint dry and seal using the sealer of your choice. My favorite sealer is General Finishes High Performance in flat.
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Oh, these leggy spindle tables are perfect for a light distressed black painted finish. Since the legs on this table is continually opening and closing, they need light distress. This is why you need to consider the function of the piece of furniture before deciding the finish.
This dark stain finish is screaming to be painted black since it had paint bleed through. I began to paint the table a light color and immediately she began to bleed. Read this post if you want to learn how to stop paint bleed through.
Many of my painted furniture pieces get black or very dark paint since it is the #1 way of stopping bleed-through.
The easiest way to get a smooth finish on any piece of furniture is using a paint sprayer. I typically spray 90% of my painted pieces. Many people ask about what type of sprayer to use and what is the best paint to use in a sprayer. So here is a quick rundown. I use this Wagner Sprayer and this is my favorite paint to use along with this sealer.
When you paint a lot of things with spindles, a paint sprayer is a MUST. Wagner makes some great entry-level sprayers that are perfect for a beginner DIY’er.
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