If you are 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 regardless of the age or period to which the furniture belongs.

Cabinet painted black


It is important to choose a matte color, because glossy or satin black will highlight all the flaws and shortcomings of the furniture, while in matte black, these mistakes will be hidden.

Here we can see different finishes: matte, satin, glossy and lacquered.

Cabinet painted black


And if we decide to paint with chalk, even better, because this paint adheres very well to the surface and leaves a silky and velvety visible finish. Exactly what it takes to rejuvenate a piece of furniture and make it modern, even if it is from the 19th century.

Cabinet painted black

Of course, we can keep certain details in the original, if we wish; but even then 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 two-bowl bathroom cabinet.

Cabinet painted black

Whether it is a living room, bathroom, bedroom or hallway, furniture painted in matte black stylizes and rejuvenates the room like an elegant evening dress.

Combined with other, more vibrant 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.

Cabinet painted black

If you have the opportunity to save old commercial furniture that is in poor condition, one or two coats of matte black will leave it to show off in the most modern spaces.

Cabinet painted black

Showcases, cabinets and closed bookshelves get a special charm when they are painted black. By being able to see objects from the inside, and if they are white, the contrast will be the most elegant.

Cabinet painted black


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.

Cabinet painted black


This dresser is another magnificent example in which we can see how to rejuvenate a piece of furniture by painting it black. The handles have been changed and the wreath has been removed, but thanks to a matte black color that shatters the antique aesthetics of the furniture, creating a completely contemporary piece.

As you may have seen, I kept repeating that the color was black and the finish matte, and that’s because, had it been in gloss or satin, the result would have been very different, let’s look at an example:

Cabinet painted black

The black sheen with which this piece of furniture is painted, which is why all its imperfections stand out; In addition, the shine gives it a classic patina that prevents furniture from getting that instant, contemporary touch that matte black has, especially in older furniture.

Chalk color is very easy to find today. In paint shops or decoration department stores, and on the Internet, like this beautiful shade of matte black from the company La Pajarita.

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How to paint a black piece of furniture?


Coloring 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 to make the paint adhere well. They say that chalk does not require thorough coating or sanding, but just in case, I always sand even softly, with a sponge with medium-grain sandpaper, to soften it. It takes 5 minutes and I make sure the paint adheres well.

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 any dirt that furniture may have, such as grease or hinge oil.

After the furniture is clean, paint is applied, first with a brush, reaching the corners that 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 leaves almost no trace or hair. . If the furniture is not large, we can do everything with a flat brush without any problems.

Let it dry as much as the paint manufacturer advises, and if it is covered, we would have 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 her one more hand.

To apply the second layer, I first very gently sanded the furniture, removed the impurities from the first layer, removed the dust and applied the 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 have any doubts in the process, leave a comment and I will help you finish it.

Not only does furniture painted matte black get that modern touch, here we can see 7 elements that will transform your home if you paint them black.


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