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Painting Wood Furniture With All-In-One Paint: No Sanding, Priming, Or Sealing Required

Painting wood furniture is not the time-consuming, difficult process it used to be. Now, there are paints called All-in-One because the paints have primer and sealer built into them.

chest of drawers from auction

We had to do a few repairs to the chest before getting to the easy part….painting. We bought this chest at auction for $17.50. We found a board in the wood stash to replace the missing bottom piece.

cutting board for furniture repairs

It was a simple process to cut the board and nail it to the chest of drawers.

ready for paint

Once the chest is painted, you will never know the board is a replacement piece.

damage to furniture drawer

The drawers were beat up too. One drawer edge was eaten away…..or something.

wood putty for filling holes in furniture

We built up the damaged edge of the drawer with wood filler, going through the process a couple of times and sanding the filler until it was smooth each time.

permanent ink and names scratched on drawer fronts

There was red permanent maker on the drawer fronts and someone named “Brooklyn” had etched her name in several places on the drawers.

sanding furniture for painting

A quick sanding took care of the marker and the etching.

Frogtape to prevent paint from leaking into furniture drawer

One of the steps in prepping furniture includes covering the hardware screw holes with painter’s tape on the inside of the drawers. I hate for paint to seep into the drawers, and it will if you don’t tape those holes off. That’s your paint tip for the day…..you’re welcome.

Beyond Paint for furniture project

Finally, to the painting! I used Beyond Paint in Pewter for the makeover. Beyond Paint is a primer, paint, and sealer all in one. I’ve used this product since it was first manufactured in 2011.

Krylon Spray Paint Modern White

To give the chest a more updated look, I decided on a combination of the original hardware and some new round wood knobs. I first painted the hardware and knobs a soft gray. When I put the hardware on the chest, I wouldn’t say I liked it. I removed the hardware and knobs once again and spray painted them with Krylon Modern White. Sometimes you have to do the extra work. 

 Painting Wood Furniture Pewter Gray & Modern White

And that was it. This is a basic painted furniture makeover. Paint for the chest and spray paint for the hardware—no distressing, aging, priming, sealing, etc. Just paint.

painting wood furniture with Beyond Paint and Krylon Spray Paint Modern White

So, have you tried painting furniture? It’s really easy with All-In-One paint, and the results are amazing. The furniture piece will look entirely different. Leave me a note, and I’ll see you next week. Have a great weekend, and thanks for being here, Kathy

Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. Buy Behr Ultra paint and primer in one or either Behr Scuff Defense paint. You shouldn’t need to prime or wax. One quart should do the trick.

  2. Hi Kathy, I am about to paint a dresser for my nieces nursery, we have decided on this color, my question is how much paint do I need? Or I should say how much should I buy? I was looking at dark pewter from Behr and I would need primer and a coating of wax after, will I need to wax this? I see primer is included, yay!! Lol Thank you.

  3. The Beyond Paint is carried at a local store so I buy it there. I also use latex and other paints. I very seldom order paint online but I know a lot of people don’t have the paints readily available. The Beyond Paint is sold on Amazon and HSN online. Thnaks!

  4. I do recommend it for cabinets Barbara. I have several friends who have used Beyond Paint on their cabinets. Check out the Beyond Paint website.

  5. Kathy, never having used Beyond paint, would you recommend using it to repaint a bathroom vanity? I’m wondering how well it would hold up with moisture, etc. Thanks for your response.

  6. Hi Patty, The tape prevents the paint from seeping into the drawers. I always pull the drawers out and set the drawer front up to paint.

  7. A very pretty shade of gray. I don’t really understand taping the holes on the inside of the drawer. The paint can still go into the holes from the outside. What am I missing ?

  8. Kathy,
    That really turned out so cute. The gray tone with the white pulls and knows is quite striking!
    Take care kiddo!

  9. Just love that color combo – great job! And yes, I paint wood furniture all the time. I also have refinished wood furniture too. I’ll have to try the brand of paint you mention in the blog. That would save SO many steps in the process. Have a wonderful day!!!

  10. Do you order most of your paint online and if so who do you order it from? The dresser looks great. Thanks for the tip about taping the inside of drawers.

  11. Love this piece…just received my Beyond Paint shipment in pewter and soft gray (Woo Hoo and hand rubbing). Can’t wait

  12. Looks great. I have painted a few pieces (my DH does not approve), sometimes it is the only way to save a piece. We try to keep a lot of projects original but some are so far gone a little paint is the best fix.

  13. That is beautiful, Kathy! I love the contrast of the white knobs/pulls against the darker gray paint. You did a great job fixing this dresser up – and all the prep work beforehand paid off. Lovely.

  14. Gray and white are some of my favorites right now. This piece turned out lovely. I love reading your blog and seeing the restorations you and your husband do.

  15. V. Impressed by that one, Kathy – it looks so good! I paint furniture myself, but not to sell, just to change something around the house – but I do love the difference it makes. Thanks for the tip about taping the holes.