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Paint an Accent Table with MudPaint Clay Paint

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Accent table makeovers are a quick and easy project that will change a room!  Accent tables, like painting any table — dining room table, side table, coffee table, you-name-it-table! – are a quick, easy, and inexpensive project that will update any room! This accent table was done by Allison at Designed Simple and it’s gorgeous.  To get this look, Allison used Faded Gray to compliment the gold.  Painting accent tables with MudPaint is easy to do because of the amazing coverage.  Follow these step to get this look:

Accent table painted in Faded Gray clay furniture paint from MudPaint
  1. Clean the surface of your accent table well.
  2. Lightly sand with our Rad Pad Sanding Pad.  If you are painting over peeling paint, scrape and sand to smooth.
  3. Fill any holes in the accent table 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 the surface of the accent table is free of dust.
  6. Clean with wet rag and allow to dry completely.
  7. Before using MudPaint, shake can vigorously and stir thoroughly.
  8. Apply Faded Gray 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 accent table, allow to dry, and then lightly sand between coats.
  12. Allow to dry completely before sanding if distressing.
  13. If desired, finish with our Matte Finish Clear Coat for high traffic areas.  For low traffic areas, finish with our highly-rated Finishing Wax.

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