How to Paint Furniture with BEHR® Chalk Decorative Paint

Do you have an old piece of furniture that could use a makeover? You came to the right place to learn how to turn a dresser from blah to wow in just a few easy steps.

For Best Results:

Remember that proper preparation is key to achieving a successful DIY project.

Suggested Tools & Supplies
  • BEHR® Chalk Decorative Paint Brush

  • BEHR® Chalk Decorative Wax Brush

  • BEHR® Chalk Decorative Paint

  • BEHR® Wax Decorative Finish

  • Paint Key

  • Screwdriver

  • Drop Cloth

  • Sanding Block

  • Step 1

    Grab your tools.

  • Step 2

    Using a screwdriver, remove all hardware and drawers.

  • Step 3

    Wipe the furniture to remove any dust.

  • Step 4

    Prep the surface by gently sanding using a sanding block. Wipe off any excess dust.

  • Step 5

    Lay the dresser drawers flat over a drop cloth.

  • Step 6

    Using a BEHR® Chalk Decorative Paint Brush and BEHR® Chalk Decorative Paint, apply smooth even strokes to the dresser drawer in the direction of the grain.

  • Step 7

    Make sure to get into all the nooks and crannies.

    TIP: For more control while you're painting, try holding the brush by the ferrule.

  • Step 8

    Allow 2 hours for the BEHR® Chalk Decorative Paint to fully dry.

  • Step 9

    Using a BEHR® Chalk Decorative Wax Brush, apply BEHR® Wax Decorative Finish. Note that a little goes a long way. 

  • Step 10

    Allow wax to dry before buffing to desired sheen. 

  • Step 11

    Wash your tools with warm soapy water. 

  • Step 12

    Take this opportunity to replace your hardware. 

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