Best Furniture Paint Thrifter 2021
If you're redecorating your home, you might think your current furniture doesn't work with the new style. But before you throw out perfectly useful furniture, why not consider touching up your existing fixtures and fittings to see what could be incorporated? Not only will you give your old furniture a new lease of life, but it could also save you spending money on all-new furniture to fit your new interior design. Here are the best furniture paint options.
- Best overall: Country Chic Paint Chalk-Style All-in-One
- Matte finish: Rust-Oleum Ultra Matte Interior Chalked Paint
- Best for cabinets: INSL-X Cabinet Coat Enamel Paint
- Satin finish: Majic Paints Diamondhard RePurpose Paint
- Distressed look: Shabby Chic Furniture Chalk Paint
- Alexa-enabled: Retique It Chalk Furniture Paint
Country Chic Paint's offering carries the name 'all-in-one' as it includes a built-in primer and top coat. This means that (most) furniture and home decor projects will only require you to ensure the surface is clean before applying which is a huge time saver. There are a whole range of colors to choose from to suite your style.
If you want that vintage look, then this is the paint for you. It has a matte finish when dry for that rustic vibe and one-coat coverage means you don't have to spend an age re-applying coats. It comes in various colors and works on wood, metal, ceramic, canvas, and more surfaces.
Though it works on other types of furniture, INSL-X's crylic cabinet paint is designed to give your kitchen and bathroom cabinets, shelving, furniture, trim, and crown molding a "factory-like" finish when you're taking on refurbishment jobs. It's also great at resisting chipping, scuffing, food stains, grease, and water — all the things you're likely to throw at a cabinet.
Available in a variety of colors, Majic Paint's Diamondhard RePurpose Paint can be used on all interior and exterior surfaces including aluminum, brick, copper, drywall, glass, plastic, steel, tile and pretty much anything else. It levels to a beautiful, smooth satin finish and is easy to apply, sticking to any surface without the need for sanding or priming.
If you want to get that distressed look on a dresser, vanity, crib, or other furniture item without the need for a primer or undercoat, Shabby Chic is a great choice. It works great on wooden furniture as well as metal, plastic, brick, stone, and plaster surfaces with a selection of muted tones to choose from.
Retique It paint is specifically designed for furniture and cabinets and dries with a silky-smooth, chalky finish. No sanding or priming is required making it easy to touch up furniture items yourself. It also offers even, self-leveling coverage that is great for amateur DIYers taking on home projects.
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There are a lot of options when it comes to paint, and a few things you should consider when looking at furniture paint. We've listed Country Chic Paint Chalk-Style All-in-One as the number one pick as it is probably the easiest to use for most people with its built-in primer and top coat, saving you both time and money, as well as the wide range of colors it comes in. There's bound to be one that suits the furniture project you're taking on.
Your needs may vary though, so it's also worth considering something more specifically-designed for your use case like the INSL-X Cabinet Coat Enamel Paint which, you guessed it, works great on cabinets and can withstand the normal wear and tear of a kitchen or bathroom setting. The Majic Paints Diamondhard RePurpose Paint is also a really versatile pick which may be useful if you're color-matching a whole host of furniture in one big decor overhaul and need something that works on different surface types.
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