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How to paint an old dresser

Paint an Old Dresser

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Place dresser on a matt or painters cloth. Lightly sand entire dresser unit, including handles. If you want to keep the original handles, or change them out, remove them.

Place dresser on a matt or painters cloth. Lightly sand entire dresser unit, including handles. If you want to keep the original handles, or change them out, remove them.

Start with a light coat of latex paint using a sponge roller brush and sponge brushes, I also have a small art brush to get in those nooks that a sponge won't get.

Start with a light coat of latex paint using a sponge roller brush and sponge brushes, I also have a small art brush to get in those nooks that a sponge won't get.

I start by painting the top drawer then working my way down, pulling each drawer out a little bit more than the previous to enable me to get all the edges.

I start by painting the top drawer then working my way down, pulling each drawer out a little bit more than the previous to enable me to get all the edges.

Paint another coat, depending on your color of choice, it can take up to 4 coats before you get a smooth flawless finish. Apply coats thinly, so the look is smooth and no strokes can be seen.

Paint another coat, depending on your color of choice, it can take up to 4 coats before you get a smooth flawless finish. Apply coats thinly, so the look is smooth and no strokes can be seen.

Complete! I opted to paint the handles the same color as the dresser - this looks great when using flat paint as well when the handles are static (no moving parts) no paint will flake off.

  • An old dresser
  • 1 small roller sponge
  • 1 small sponge brush
  • 1 small artist brush
  • Paint (I like latex, flat or eggshell)
  • 1 painters blanket/cardboard box or something to p