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A Dresser Makeover with MudPaint

dresser painted in MudPaint light gray furniture paint

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Do you want to learn how to paint a wood dresser?  It’s easy.  Check out this beautiful dresser makeover!  Look at how they used Faded Gray to completely transform the piece.  Faded Gray is a light, almost-neutral gray color that looks amazing on painted wood dressers and breathes new life in to it!

dresser painted in MudPaint faded clay paint
dresser painted in MudPaint light gray furniture paint

Or, do you have a dresser that is outdated?  Why not – with a touch of help in the hardware department (amazing handles, aren’t they?) – tackle that Mudpaint project!  Making over furniture is easy and fun.  Painting a dresser in Faded Gray will completely transform it. Dressers – not unlike other dresser makeover projects and desks – could always use a bit of refurbishing.

Painting with MudPaint is easy to do because of the amazing coverage.  Follow these steps:

  1. First, clean the surface well. A good cleaning – even with just damp cloth is always the first step to paint a wood dresser!
  2. A light sanding with our Rad Pad Sanding Pad is recommended. If you are painting over peeling paint, scrape AND be sure to also sand to smooth.
  3. If there are holes, 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.  MudPaint is compatible with water based primers, cover stain and KILZ.
  5. Be sure surface 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 Stone with a MudPaint brush, working in the direction of the grain of the wood.  
  9. For a more distressed, aged and weathered look, paint any which way.
  10. Most surfaces need only a single coat as our coverage and adhesion is quite remarkable!
  11. If applying a second coat, allow to dry, and then lightly sand between coats. This is a great way to remove any brush marks that may appear.
  12. Allow to dry completely before sanding if distressing.  
  13. Finally, as chairs are used frequently, we recommend a good application or two of our Matte Finish Clear Coat. Or, if looking for a higher sheen with a touch more gloss, a coat of our Finishing Wax applied with our Wax Brush is a great option. (And click here for tips on how to clean your wax brush after use — they can last for years if cleaned well!)
dresser painted in MudPaint light gray furniture paint

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