You can pioneer a change in your living room by renovating your existing pine furniture a little bit. Applying a fresh coat of color on them or dusting them periodically can help you a lot to perk up the overall ambiance of your rooms. Pine furniture usually loses its shiny luster as time takes its toll on it. It becomes soiled and eventually turned into a thing of past. However, a drastic change can be brought in this scenario by renovating your room’s pine furniture occasionally.
Fill Scratches Carefully: If pine furniture of your room has developed scratches on its surface, you should apply putty on them or alternatively you can fill them with wood filler. Wait few minutes until the putty is dried and then you should start sanding the areas with 120 grit sand paper. You should sand exactly in the direction of the wood grain if you want to get the best result. However, if you are trying to create a distressed look or shabby chic look, you should not fill the small scratches.
Painting Precautions: Stained or varnished pine furniture should not be painted without cleaning them from their impurities. Existing coat of paint should be rubbed off without damaging its surface. Liquid sander should be applied on the surface of pine furniture carefully. It is much more cleaner and safer process than sanding the entire surface of pine furniture manually. It does not take more than 10 minutes. However, you can skip this thing altogether, if your pine furniture is brand new. In this case, you just have to wipe off the dust and nothing else.
Painting Process: You should start-off with applying a primer base coat on the surface of the pine furniture. Primer coat helps the final paint to stick firmly to the surface. Latex primer is a good choice in this regard, as it is environment friendly and as it does not contain any kind of toxic elements. Painting should be done by using even and smooth strokes of the brush for producing the desired effect.
Two coats of paint should be applied on pine furniture to give it a unique look. Sometimes, one needs to apply three coats of paint to get smooth surface.