You can paint damaged MDF Furniture (also known as fake wood furniture) and hide those ugly poofs and bubbles.
HOW TO PAINT DAMAGED MDF FURNITURE
STEP 1. SAND THE DAMAGED MDF FURNITURE
This step is a must and you don't need any power tools, just a piece of sandpaper. It's not necessary to sand the whole chest just the damaged areas.
STEP 2: PRIME THE MDF FURNITURE
After sanding I applied a very light coat of primer. The reason for the light coat is I did not want to get the area too wet and take the chance it would puff up again.
STEP 3. PAINT THE FURNITURE WITH LATEX PAINT
A lot of furniture painters rely on specialty furniture paints but you can get great results with latex paint and it's cheaper.
STEP 4. ADD A STENCILED DESIGN OVER DAMAGED MDF
Stencils are inexpensive and can be used on any home decor including furniture. Next up was a cute little circle dot stencil.
5. PAINT THE HARDWARE
Spray paint the original hardware pulls. This is one of the easiest things to do and it makes such an impact when redoing a piece of furniture.