Thursday, January 3, 2013

Painting Furniture with Porch Paint

Every once in awhile I get crazy...okay, a lot of the while, and I paint stuff. This time, I used some leftover porch and floor paint to give our dining room table a makeover. 

We used Glidden's porch and floor paint to paint our floors. I've heard that oil-based paints aren't tint-able, but guess what? This paint is! It also has polyurethane in it, so you don't need to add a protective coat after you finish painting. So I thought to myself, "Self, use the porch/floor paint to paint the dining room table!" 

So I did. I didn't prime or sand the table. Here is what it ended up looking like:  

I loooove it! I have two tips for working with porch and floor paint. 

One, apply the paint in thin coats on vertical surfaces. Otherwise you end up with something like this:

Not awesome. 

Two. If you apply the paint thickly on a level surface, that's okay. It's great actually! But if you decide to apply a second coat you must be sure that the first coat is fully cured. Otherwise you end up with this:

Not awesome. I ended up scraping paint off the whole table top and a couple of the legs with a straight razor and re-doing them, but I love how it turned out! 


  1. Love the striped floor! Great job on the table and chairs. Thanks for the how to info and keep up the good work!

    1. Thank you! I'm glad you stopped by!

  2. I love the floors. Thanks for the tips on painting.

  3. Well, that looks more comfortable I like the color.