Have you been seeing beautiful paint pour on furniture all over your social media feeds lately and feeling inspired to try acrylic pouring yourself? I know the mesmerizing swirls of color can look stunning but also seem a bit daunting to replicate.
When I first discovered acrylic paint pouring, I was too nervous to try it, worried I would ruin the painting surface on the furniture I was working on. But I’m here to tell you that with some simple techniques and the right materials, you can achieve gorgeous paint pour results even if you’re a complete beginner.
In this paint pour furniture workshop, I’ll break down the easy steps I’ve learned to get the perfect paint flow look every time without any of the stress. By the end, you’ll feel confident taking on this fun painting technique yourself! Let’s get started transforming that old side table or table top into a colorful showstopper.
Paint Pouring on Furniture
After watching acrylic por painting on canvas and completing a few acrylic pour techniques myself on furniture, I have discovered how to use this pouring medium on furniture to achieve the best results. It is important to use the right type of paint and paint mixture for this type of finish.
The concept, pouring process, and most techniques are the same on furniture pouring as they are on canvas pouring. However, there are extra steps to take for your first pour on furniture.
This furniture painting technique is perfect to use on plain, flat surface furniture pieces that need more detail. Or for furniture that has a lot of flaws.
This 3-drawer dresser had veneer pulling off the bottom drawer. After removing the veneer the bottom drawer had a different finish and texture from the other drawers. This made it the perfect candidate for paint pouring as it is a great way to cover up the imperfections on the bottom drawer.
What you will learn in this paint pour workshop
Learn how to paint furniture with a variety of paint colors in this Furniture Paint Pour Workshop! You will get an overview and detailed instructions on pouring different colors of paints, regardless of whether it is latex, chalk style paint, or mineral paint. With so many options available today there is no excuse not to be able to do your very own handcrafted masterpiece at home.
Come paint pour with me! In this workshop, you’ll learn how to use different color combinations of paint to create a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture. You will learn the basic supplies you need, and I guide you through the whole process with step-by-step video training.
Whether you’re a first time beginner or an experienced artist, this workshop is perfect for anyone who wants to try out this fun and trendy painting technique. So come join me and see what all the fuss is about!
I also show you how to properly prep the painted furniture to help make clean-up easier as this is a messy paint technique. Also, discover my #1 trick in preventing layers of paint from dripping into your dresser drawers.
Don’t waste your time or your paint, let me show you all the details you will need to achieve the perfect paint pour on furniture.
What paint is best for a paint pour
A furniture pour is not difficult to achieve, you just need to have the right products for the painting technique. I tested 9 different paint brands and 3 types of paint to find what works best on furniture.
Here is a list of the brands I tested:
- General Finishes
- Paint Couture
- Amy Howard
- Heirloom Traditions
- Americana Decor
- Maison Blanche
The types of paint that were tested among these brands are:
- Chalk Paint
- Mineral Paint
- Latex Paint
In this training workshop, I share the end result of each brand and type of paint and which one pours the best without cracking while drying. I also share how to prevent the cracking above.
Learn to paint pour
You don’t need much skill level painting furniture to attempt this amazing paint pour on your own. I walk you through the entire step-by-step process on video so that it takes all of the fear out of trying this technique for yourself! You will be able to take any old or unwanted furniture pieces and turn them into beautiful pieces that you can cherish for years.
Paint pouring is an art form that creates different results and different patterns each time. The fun part is using your favorite colors to make different color schemes.
Also, check out my other online furniture painting workshops. These workshops are for beginners as well as seasoned painters who just want to learn a “new to you” paint technique.
DeDe Bailey is the artistic mastermind behind Designed Décor and The Puzzle Table. With a rich background in home décor retail, she has transformed her website into a platform driven by a profound passion for helping individuals craft spaces they adore. As a self-taught furniture painting artist and thrift decorator, she loves sharing her knowledge and empowering others to beautify their homes through furniture painting and thrifting. When she isn’t sharing her wisdom on the Designed Décor blog, DeDe is occupied with showcasing her ingenious jigsaw puzzle table design and expanding her short-term rental located in NE Ohio.
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