Enamel Paint as a Furniture Finish
Enamel Paint can be coated on top of many old wood furniture finishes.
Enamel paint is a great option for finishing wood furniture surfaces. Layering enamel on wood furniture is generally called “Enameling.” Finishing wood furniture with enamel paints gives a lasting and appealing finish.
One advantage of enamel paint is that it can without much of a stretch be utilized on new furniture surfaces, old furniture, harmed furniture, or inexpensive furniture that has numerous imperfections. If a furniture piece has a dull stain or when it has an unattractive wood grain design, a couple layers of colored enamel paint will handle the issue.
Enamel Paint is different from Latex Paint that is used to Paint Walls
For the amateur, it is quite common for individuals to mistake enamel paint for latex wall paint. They both look very much alike since they are both packaged in similar metal cans.
The major distinguishing factor is the words “enamel” or “latex” stenciled on the cans. In any case, when used, enamel paint dries much stronger and harder than normal latex wall paints. Enamel is once in a while used to paint trim, though it is commonly not used for wall painting.
Like wall paint, enamel paint is available in water-based and oil-based products. The oil-based product is the most ideal type for use on furniture surface since it is a harder finish when completely dry.
Enamel is also available in a couple of various finishes. The most widely recognized is satin; however it additionally comes in semi-gloss, high-gloss, flat and matte. It is easy to find pre-blended enamel paint colors at paint or hardware stores, although most stores that stock enamel paints for sale can blend specific colors upon demand. Enamel paint is also available in spray canisters to buy online.
Advantages of Enamel Paint:
- It can be laid directly over an old wood finish (if the wood hasn’t been waxed).
- It is generally cheap.
- It can change an unattractive furniture piece into something astounding.
- It can create various impacts.
- It is obtainable in two types: brush-on and spray.
- It can be effortlessly coated onto a small or big furniture surface.
Enameled furniture gives an appearance that fits in with almost any stylistic layout. It can create a contemporary or an old fashioned appearance. The look of a furniture piece can be changed based on the selected enamel color and finish.
Why Choose Enamel?
Enamel paint isn’t the most ideal option in every circumstance, but rather it is a furniture finish that gives a protective layer, a pleasant color, and a durable finish that will remain for a long time.
Enamel can be cleaned using a moist fabric without inflicting any harm to the furniture surface. When a particular shade of enamel is laid over the surface of wood furniture, the color will remain glossy and solid throughout the life time of that piece of furniture unless it is faced with harsh natural conditions.
Enamel finish can be applied on both indoor and outdoor furniture.
The major genuine drawback to enamel paints is the fact that they require more time to dry as opposed to different kinds of wood finishes. Be that as it may, the lengthy drying period is worth the beautiful look enameling gives!
How To Apply Enamel Paint
The video below from The Sorry Girls (main post image shows the finished product) is a good demonstration of using enamel paint to revive and rejuvinate old furniture. It is also a good example of the use of Enamel paint.