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Repurpose an End Table with MudPaint Clay Paint

small desk painted in light greige driftwood clay furniture paint from MudPaint

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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

end table painted in MudPaint Pomegranate clay furniture paint

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:

  1. Clean the surface of the end table well.
  2. A light sanding with our Rad Pad Sanding pad is recommended. If you are painting over peeling paint, scrape and sand to smooth.
  3. If there are holes in your end table, fill them with wood filler and then sand smooth.
  4. 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. 
  5. Be sure surface is free of dust.
  6. Clean with wet rag and allow to dry completely.
  7. Before using MudPaint on your end table, shake can vigorously and stir thoroughly.
  8. Apply Pomegranate with a MudPaint brush, working in the direction of the grain of the wood.
  9. For a more distressed look, paint any which way.
  10. Most surfaces need only a single coat.
  11. If applying a second coat to your end table, allow to dry, and then lightly sand between coats.
  12. Allow to dry completely before sanding if distressing.
  13. If desired, finish with a clear coat for high traffic areas.  For low traffic areas, finish with wax.

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