If you’re going to paint a piece of furniture you have at home to rejuvenate it and give it a second life, bet on matte black to get a completely updated look no matter the age or period the furniture belongs to.
It is important to choose a matte color, because glossy or satin black will highlight all the flaws and imperfections that the furniture has, while in matte black these mistakes will be hidden.
Here we can see different finishes: matte, satin, glossy and lacquered.
And if we opt for lime color, even better, because this color adheres very well to the surface and leaves a silky and velvety visible finish. Exactly what is needed to rejuvenate a piece of furniture and make it a business, even if it is from the 19th century.
Of course, we can keep certain details in the original, if that is what we want; but even so, the anti-decay effect will be devastating, and the furniture will get an instant, contemporary finish, like this amazing 18th-century sideboard, converted into a double-sided bathroom cabinet.
Whether for the living room, bathroom, bedroom or the hallway itself, the furniture painted in matte black stylizes and rejuvenates the room just like an elegant evening dress.
Combined with other, more vivid colors, such as accents of yellow, red and orange, they will stand out even more, creating a striking and contemporary color palette.
Here we can see 10 colors that best combine with black in decoration.
If you have the opportunity to save old craft furniture that is in poor condition, one or two layers of matte black paint will leave it to show in the most modern spaces.
Showcases, cabinets and closed bookshelves take on a special charm when painted black. Since I can see objects from the inside and if they are white, the contrast will be most elegant.
By painting the furniture black, we can even make it the main focus of the room. In addition, black is combined with everything, whether colors or styles, it is a very appreciative color that always finds its place.
This dresser is another magnificent example in which we can see how to rejuvenate a piece of furniture by dyeing it black. The handles have been changed and the wreath removed, but thanks to the matte black color, the ancient aesthetics of the furniture are being torn down, creating a completely contemporary piece.
As you may have seen, I haven’t stopped repeating that the color is black and the finish is matte, and that’s because if it were in gloss or satin, the result would be very different, let’s look at an example:
The glossy black color with which this furniture is painted highlights all its shortcomings; In addition, the shine gives it a classic patina that prevents the furniture from getting that instant, contemporary touch that matte black gives, especially with older furniture.
Chalk is very easy to find today. In paint shops or department stores for decoration, and also online, like this beautiful shade of matte black by La Pajarita.
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How to paint a black piece of furniture?
Painting black furniture is no different from other colors, except that we may have to give it fewer hands because black covers very well.
We must first sand the furniture to remove the shine it has, so that the paint adheres well. They say that lime paint does not require a primer or sanding, but in case I always sand even gently, with a medium sand sponge, to soften it. It takes 5 minutes and I take care that the color catches properly.
After sanding, the dust is blown off and wiped with a damp cloth to remove any dirt left over from sanding. We can also use a universal degreaser to remove dirt that furniture may have, such as grease or hinge oil.
After the furniture is clean, the paint is applied, first with a brush, reaching the corners where the roller does not reach, ie drawing and cutting, and then, if the furniture has large smooth surfaces, we first finish with a Zero pore roller, which practically leaves no traces or hair. If the furniture is not very big, we can easily do everything with a flat brush.
Let it dry for as long as the paint manufacturer advises, and if it is covered, we would get the furniture ready. If you have not covered, we will give you another hand.
Although the first hand is covered, I have a habit of giving it one more hand.
To get the second layer, I first very gently sand the furniture, to remove impurities from the first layer, remove dust and apply a second layer. And voila, furniture like new.
Painting a piece of furniture is a very simple task that does not require special skills. Go ahead and transform your old furniture into current pieces that stand out in your home.
If you dare to paint a piece of furniture and if you doubt the procedure, leave a comment and I will help you finish it.
Not only does furniture painted in matte black get that modern touch, here we can see 7 elements that will transform your home if you paint them in black.