How to finish a modern nightstand with paint.
The complete how-to finish the mod nightstand with paint.
I used one coat of Zinsser cover stain primer.
Two coats Benjamin Moore summer shower.
Two coats Minwax clear satin polycrylic.
Step 1: Sand all surfaces, vacuum and wipe with damp cloth:
Step 2: Protect any portion you DO NOT want painted with painters tape:
Step 3: Begin with primer, Zinsser cover stain is oil based = hard to clean up but so worth it for the coverage and smooth soft surface it provides.
After primer dries, sand.
Step 4: Vacuum again.
Step 5: Using a 2″ angled Purdy brush apply Benjamin Moore summer shower paint to all corners and crevices where roller cannot reach:
Step 6: Then use roller on larger surface areas:
Sand and vacuum again then apply second coat.
Step 7: Apply protective polycrylic in clear satin finish.
Use a small foam brush in corners and crevices then a roller on larger surface areas.
Apply two coats.
Step 8: Mark drawer fronts at center for hardware pull.
Predrill hole with proper sized bit:
Attach knobs and insert drawers into nightstand:
Here you can see the nice soft, protective satin sheen from the poly:
This completes the bedroom makeover for my girl #1: