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Tips for Refinishing Children’s Furniture

By: Danny Lipford

Refinishing and personalizing old children’s furniture makes a great DIY project. Here’s how to go about it:

  • Start by cleaning the chair thoroughly, making sure all the dust is removed.
  • Next, apply on coat of primer, and allow it to dry. Tinting the primer to the color of the paint can cut down on the number of coats needed.
  • Apply two coats of paint and allow to dry.
  • Personalize the furniture with the child’s name or decorative artwork.
  • Finally, spray on a coat of clear finish to seal the paint and increase the longevity of your work.


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Tips for Refinishing Children’s Furniture