Paint furniture

Learn how to paint furniture such as chairs, tables, and dressers

Repainting a piece of furniture can give it new life. With the right colour choice, you can create an atmosphere that reflects your personality, your needs, and your dreams. Let us guide you through some of the most popular pieces of furniture to renew with paint.

Painting furniture

Repainting furniture is not just a process of altering an object's exterior; it's a transformation of the furniture's character and function in a room. When we choose a new shade for a chair, a table, or a dresser, we are playing with visual impressions. Bright colours, such as pastels or neutral tones, can give furniture a sense of lightness and modernity. On the other hand, bold, dark colours can give it a sense of weight and tradition, making it a focal point in the room.

But beyond the piece of furniture itself, colour has the power to affect our mood. A soothing blue can provide a sense of relaxation when painted on a reading chair, while a lively yellow on a bookshelf can spread energy and joy in a room.

The psychological effect of colour can also change how we use our spaces. A desk in soothing green can become a sanctuary for work and study, while a child's chair in bright tones can become a place for play and creativity.

Colour choices for furniture can also be an extension of the home's overall style. Earthy tones on a sofa can complement a rustic decor, while a monochromatic palette on a dining table can provide a streamlined, modern feel. So, when choosing colours for your furniture, consider how the shade will affect both the object and the entire room. A thoughtful choice can transform and elevate your entire interior.

Step by step: How to paint furniture

  • Preparations:

    Before you start painting, make sure to place the furniture on a tarp or newspapers to protect the floor. Clean the furniture's surface thoroughly with a mild soap solution to remove dirt and grease. If there are damages, scratches, or uneven surfaces on the piece of furniture, fill them with spackle and sand the surface until it's smooth and even. To protect parts you don't want to paint, like handles or hinges, use masking tape.

  • Choose the right tools:

    When it comes to painting furniture, choosing the right brush is crucial. A narrow brush is best for detailed areas and corners, while a wider brush or roller may be ideal for larger, flat surfaces.

  • Primer:

    If you are painting over a dark colour with a lighter shade, or if the surface is uneven, start with a primer. This provides an even base and can help the final paint adhere better.

  • Paint:

    When you start painting, begin with the detailed areas using the narrow brush. For larger surfaces, use the wider brush or roller. Remember to apply even pressure to avoid drips or brush strokes. Let the first coat dry completely before considering applying a second coat. Drying time can vary depending on the paint type.

  • Leave the bag in the packaging recycling:

    Our paint comes in a resealable bag that is easy to use and pour out. When the bag is empty, it can be directly placed in the recycling for packaging.

  • Conclusion:

    Once everything is done and the paint has dried, carefully remove the masking tape. If the furniture had removable parts that you took off before painting, like handles or hinges, put them back on now.

    Well done!

Painting chairs

Painting a chair can breathe new life into it and completely transform its appearance. Whether it's an old wooden chair that needs some love or a modern chair in need of a colour update, the right choice of colour can work wonders. For optimal results, start by lightly sanding the surface to ensure that the paint adheres properly. Remember to cover any parts you don't want to paint, like fabric seats or metal legs, with masking tape.


Painting a table

A table is often the centre of the home, where family and friends gather. Painting it can give the whole room a fresh feeling. Whether it's a dining table, coffee table, or side table, you should start by cleaning and sanding the surface. For a unique touch, consider painting the tabletop one colour and the legs another.


Painting a wardrobe

A wardrobe is not just for storage; it's also a big part of the room's decor. Painting it can transform the entire room's atmosphere. After removing handles and knobs, clean and sand the surface. Choose a colour that complements the room's colour scheme, or dare to go bold to create an accent.


Painting a dresser

A dresser often holds our most valuable belongings, from clothes to jewellery. Giving it a new colour can rejuvenate the whole bedroom or living room. After preparation through cleaning and sanding, consider using two contrasting colours: one for the drawers and another for the frame, to create an eye-catching piece of furniture.


Painting a bedside table

A bedside table is often a small but important part of the bedroom. Painting it can bring a sense of renewal to the entire bedroom. Light, calming colours may be ideal for this space, but bold colours can also work well if the rest of the room is neutral.


Painting a bookshelf

A bookshelf is not just a place for books; it's also a place for personal items and memories. Painting it can give your living room or workspace a new feeling. After cleaning and sanding the surface, consider going for a neutral colour on the shelves and a brighter or contrasting colour for the background, highlighting the objects.


Any questions?

Regardless of which room you choose to start with, the right colour choice will work wonders for your home. At Klint, we are here to guide you through every step of your painting journey, from colour choice to the final brush strokes.

Feel free to contact us at if you have any questions.


Start your colour journey

with our swatches.

Our swatch kits contain all colours within a certain colour family, to make it easy to find the right colour. The swatches are 22x22 cm, hand-painted with the same paint you can order, and removable so you can try different colours without having to paint on the wall.

Peel off the protection on the back, put up the swatch on the wall, and move it around as you want to get a feel of the colour in different environments and light.

Pigments, binders, preservatives and water. The paint is eco-labeled with the Swan label and the EU Flower.

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Walls, ceilings, door trim, floor mouldings, picture ledges, closets etc. As long as the surface is stationary, dry and clean, there’s no reason why you can’t decorate with paint from Klint.

Our paints are high-coverage, water-based acrylics that are scratch-resistant and washable with soap and water. They’re tested for harmful substances, are free of solvents and conditioners and contain less than 1 g/L of VOCs.Read more about the contents in our safety datasheet, and feel free to contact us at if you have any questions.

Our wall paint is matte (gloss level 7), our ceiling paint is ultra-matte (gloss level 3), and our lacquer is semi-matte (gloss level 20). All our paint is easy to apply, scratch-resistant, and washable.

Tack-free: 1 hour

Paintable: 4 hours

We normally deliver within 2-4 working days depending on the shipping option selected. If you place an order before 2 pm, we will do our very best to also dispatch it the very same day, so that they can be delivered as soon as possible.

Good question! One litre of our paint is enough for two layers to cover approx. 5 sqm. See our guide on determine out the amount of paint needed for your room.

Most! The paint adheres well as long as the surface is stationary, dry and clean. Feel free to be creative.

You are free to return any equipment within 14 days as long as it has not been used. We can be contacted at

Regrettably, we cannot accept paint returns even if the packaging is still sealed since it is custom-manufactured based on the incoming order flow. For this reason, please use our swatches or colour samples to find the right colour before ordering.

Of course! Our paints are tested for harmful substances, are free of solvents and conditioners and contain less than 1 g/L of VOCs. In addition, no VOCs are used or added in our manufacturing process.

VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) are common indoor air pollutants. The EU's upper limit for wall and ceiling paint is 30 g/L (cat. Aa/a).

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Good question! Liquid paint residue must be dropped off at a recycling centre or environmental waste facility On the other hand, if you completely empty a Klint paint pack, you can simply toss it into a recycling bin. Ask your municipality for the location of the nearest recycling centre or environmental waste facility.