How To Master Blending Paint On Furniture

Blending paint on the front of the drawers with Driftwood added a bit of visual interest. Nothing fancy but just enough to draw attention.
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Blending paint can definitely make you put on the breaks when painting furniture. What if I mess it up and have to repaint it? This was the question that went over and over in my head the first few times I tried this technique. With a few simple tools and tricks, you will be blending paint on your furniture like a pro. I’m sharing a quick video tutorial that’s great for beginners.

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Products list:

  1. White Lightning
  2. Mud (used to fill knob holes in the drawers)
  3. Makita Orbital Sander
  4. In The Navy (chalk mineral paint)
  5. Driftwood (chalk mineral paint)
  6. Cling On Paintbrushes
  7. Mister spray bottle for water (blending paint)
  8. Gator Hide (water-resistant sealer)

Learn how to master blending paint like a pro with these products.

The Base Color

Use a good base coat of chalk mineral paint and allow it to dry thoroughly before blending paint colors. I chose a beautiful color called In The Navy.  A rich masculine blue that will be perfect for this makeover. Before blending paint colors together on your furniture, be sure to paint a good base coat and allow to dry 24 hours. 2-3 coats if necessary for full coverage. This will allow the base coat to hold up to fresh paint and water from the fine mist sprayer that you’ll need to blend with. If you don’t allow the base coat to completely dry, you will risk pulling back the paint down to the wood when you begin blending your paint colors. Don’t get in a hurry and with this step.

Blending paint on the front of these drawers was the perfect subtle highlights that I was looking for. It a simple technique that anyone can master.

Blending paint on the front of the drawers with Driftwood added a bit of visual interest. Nothing fancy but just enough to dry the eye in. Need a little help with this technique? Watch this quick video tutorial to learn more.

Sealing The Painted Dresser

So many top coats and so many applications. I like this one that can be applied with a sponge. Dixie Belle makes a radical sealer for those high traffic areas and ones that need a bit of water resistance. It’s called Gator Hide. I apply it with a sponge.

The Results of Blending Paint on Your Furniture

Just the right amount of highlighting on the drawers of my dresser and I only used 2 colors.

 

Blending paint can definitely make you put on the breaks when your painting furniture. What if I mess it up? What if it looks terrible? Learn how easy it is with my video tutorial. Hey, thanks for joining me. I’m always sharing my projects. Do you prefer a clean looking, classic piece of furniture? I have on those too! CLICK HERE to see a beautiful farmhouse style makeover. It’s a classic!

So tell me… do you struggle with blending paint colors on your furniture? I can help! Drop me a comment below and tell me all about it. I’d love to hear from you.

Until the next project… xo, Do

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