Would you like to increase the value of the furniture you refinish? Or, perhaps you’d like to be able to spot a piece of furniture from a furniture painter that paints at a professional level – because chances are if that painter took the time to paint all the right parts of the dresser, then they likely also did not skimp of the overall finish. And what you’ll actually end up with in the end, is a higher quality paint finish that will be more durable and last longer.
In addition to the top, sides, front, and the fronts of drawer boxes, take the time to paint the hidden areas of a dresser as shown in these images.
On the inside and underneath trim pieces, be sure to follow the natural line breaks in the wood. Paint neat, straight lines, especially on the inside trim edges and the underneath bottom edges.
Actually lay the dresser on its back to get at those underneath sections. As a furniture painter, it’s embarrassing when a buyer removes the drawers then lays the dresser on its back to put it into their truck, only to see spots with messy or missed paint.
Take the time and paint those hidden and underneath areas!
Cheryl Atkinson says
You are so right and it has happened to me in the beginning. It was very embarrassing.