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End table makeovers – like painting any table — dining room table, accent table, side table, coffee table, you-name-it-table! – are a quick, easy, and inexpensive project that will update any room! We love to paint end tables because they are a simple project and they turn out amazing. Kathy Greene at a MudPaint class at The Chic Boutique at K&R Antiques painted this end table in MudPaint’s Pomegranate.
To get a similar look for your end table, follow the below steps. Materials you will need include a rag, a sample of MudPaint’s Pomegranate, and a brush. Painting end tables with MudPaint is easy to do because MudPaint is easy to apply and has amazing coverage.
Follow these steps below:
- Clean the surface of the end table well.
- A light sanding with our Rad Pad Sanding pad is recommended. If you are painting over peeling paint, scrape and sand to smooth.
- If there are holes in your end table, fill them with wood filler and then sand smooth.
- A primer is not needed on most surfaces. However, if a smooth or slick surface, painting a lighter color, painting over a stain or wood with red undertones, or if painting a wood that is known to bleed, a primer is recommended.
- Be sure surface is free of dust.
- Clean with wet rag and allow to dry completely.
- Before using MudPaint on your end table, shake can vigorously and stir thoroughly.
- Apply Pomegranate with a MudPaint brush, working in the direction of the grain of the wood.
- For a more distressed look, paint any which way.
- Most surfaces need only a single coat.
- If applying a second coat to your end table, allow to dry, and then lightly sand between coats.
- Allow to dry completely before sanding if distressing.
- If desired, finish with a clear coat for high traffic areas. For low traffic areas, finish with wax.