How to Paint Folding Buffet Table

Nov 17th

Folding buffet table – Maybe you have moved to a new apartment, and you have found an incredibly cheap folding table in a garage that needs a makeover. Or, you may simply want to paint a small folding table to use in your yard. A quick paint job can become the single pillar in an elegant and stylish accent at home or abroad. Study the surrounding color scheme and design the room where your folding table lives. You may want to make the table a focal piece by painting it in bold accent color and contrasts it with chairs in a different color, or you can paint the table to blend in the room and instead create subtle texture with the type of paint that you choose and the method of application. the colder colors, such as blue, green and white tones, open and energize a room, while warm yellows, reds and oranges create an inviting warm feeling.

Perfect Folding Buffet Table
Perfect Folding Buffet Table

Prepare your folding buffet table before painting for best results. Clean the table thoroughly with mild soap and a brush. Use a wood cleaner if the table is made of wood. Clean the table down and allow it to dry completely. Buy paint and the right primer for your folding table. Some folding tables have a stop, vinyl top, so use vinyl or latex paint; which is a bit flexible and will not crack if sealed properly. Purchase primer for uniform color and finish, and a clear sealer to preserve your paint job. When you are ready to paint, place a drop cloth underneath and around the table and above any piece of furniture. Glue the edges of the table surface if you want to paint a different color from the legs.

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Close-up of folding buffet table with white primer, using a swaying motion with a large brush for larger areas and smaller brush for corners and details. Prime only the legs if you paint the top of a different color. Allow the table to dry completely overnight. Apply the paint to the legs as did the primer. Allow to dry completely overnight. Remove the tape from the table top. Apply the primer to the top and let it dry overnight. Apply a coat of paint the next day, using the same technique as with the legs. Allow the paint to dry completely. Apply a clear sealant to the entire table for protection against wear.