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How to Paint Furniture Espresso Brown

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Things You'll Need:

  • Screwdriver
  • Electric drill with bits
  • Mild dish detergent
  • Sponge
  • Water bucket
  • Dust mask
  • 120-grit sandpaper (optional)
  • Tack cloth (optional)
  • Drop cloth
  • Espresso brown paint
  • Metal paint can opener
  • Wooden stir stick
  • Paint tray
  • Paint brushes
  • Paint rollers
  • Cleaning rags (optional)


Use a standard dust mask to protect yourself from dust and fumes while painting.

Painting furniture espresso brown gives you a new and modern look without purchasing new furniture. The espresso brown color can be used with many different colors to create a vast array of decor ideas for any room in your house. Before painting the furniture prepare it properly to ensure a durable and lasting finish that you can be proud of because you have created it yourself.

Disassemble the furniture, if applicable. Use a screwdriver or electric drill and remove all the hardware.

Scrub the furniture with a sponge, using a combination of 1 cup mild dish detergent to 4 cups hot tap water. Rinse the furniture and let it dry at least 15 minutes.

Review the furniture for any tough spots or older chipped paint. If there are imperfections, sand those areas with a 120-grit sandpaper until smooth. Wipe a clean tack cloth over the sanded areas to remove the sanding dust.

Add a drop cloth to the floor in the area you are working. This protects your floor from paint drips and spills. Place the furniture on top of the drop cloth.

Remove the lid of the espresso brown paint with the metal paint can opener. Blend the paint with the wooden paint stir stick and pour the brown paint into the paint tray.

Utilize the paintbrush to paint the espresso brown paint onto the corners and areas that are difficult to reach on the furniture, this is called “cutting in.” Make long even strokes to create a smooth finish.

Paint the flat areas of the furniture with a paint roller. Create a “W” on sections that are in two feet areas and roll it out smooth to blend in with the smooth even painted corners. Let the first coat of espresso brown paint dry as suggested on the paint can.

Make sure that the furniture is covered entirely with espresso brown paint. Look for thin or missing paint; if there are visible inaccuracies, add a second coat of paint the exact same way that the first coat was applied. Let the second coat dry the same amount of time as the initial coat.

Reassemble the furniture with the screwdriver or electric drill, making sure it is tightly secured before using.

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