Spray paint for wood furniture might be difficult to navigate for the DIY enthusiast. If you want fast and flawless results, then this new spray paint and primer by Behr is for you! This is a paid post for BEHR® Spray Paint, available exclusively at The Home Depot.
When you think about furniture that is compatible with life in the south, your mind may drift to tropical lifestyles or southern plantation living. Envision the old “cracker” houses of Key West with the screened in porch filled with wicker and rattan for relaxing with an unsweet tea in the heat. How about the verandas of an old coastal home in Georgia with wicker rockers gently moving in the breeze. It’s not far fetched and is still evident in the southern way of life today, and vintage wicker furniture shows up often in yards sales, thrift shops and auctions. I’m a huge fan of wicker and rattan, and have several pieces in my home and garden. Wicker and rattan are gaining new ground with today’s home decorators!
A New Spray Paint For Wood Furniture
When I found this wicker and wood desk at a yard sale here in Miami a few years ago, I grabbed it and brought it home. For awhile it served as an additional spot for me to work in a corner of the living room. Then when one of our daughters moved back home she had asked if she could have it and I obliged. We had the opportunity to replace the flooring in a portion of our home last year. After completion, she decided that she no longer needed or wanted the desk. I needed to revive it somehow and was dreaming and scheming of painting it! I held off, since painting wicker can be a real pain in the neck.
Recently the chance to work with Behr paint came across my desk. It’s brand that I know and trust, bast on my years of design. Intrigued by a new product in their line-up, I had to see for myself. The desk and a tropical look came to mind. A color and look more bold like this Hidden Sea Glass would appeal to me more than its current state of old chippy white.
5 Key Points Of The New Behr Spray Paint
- A fast drying paint and primer in one.
- Performs quickly, easily, and reliably on especially hard to paint projects.
- Available in 20 beautiful colors.
- Ergonomically designed for ease of use bringing confidence in results.
- Excellent adhesion to most surfaces and full coverage.
I did need to do a little prep work prior to painting the desk. When you examine a piece of furniture in preparation for painting, I highly recommend cleaning it of dust and debris first. Sometimes if it’s greasy, you might need to use a cleanser like trisodium phosphate. In this case I decided to run my palm sander over the top surface, just to remove small bumps in the paint.
*TIP* If you don’t have a palm sander, just lightly hand sand any bumps that bother you.
The sanding took just a couple of minutes. Then I wiped off any sanding dust with a simple damp cotton rag. My project was ready to paint! Note that you should always work outside when using any kind of spray paint or in a very well ventilated area. Covering the ground with a drop cloth is a good idea and wear gloves and a mask if possible. I gave the wicker portion of this desk a test shot and could see that this color was going to look amazing!
BEHR Spray Paint Colors
I used the color HIDDEN SEA GLASS that is a gloss paint. The Behr Spray Paint is available in 20 unique great colors including, white, black and grey. All colors come in a GLOSS sheen, with three colors available also in FLAT. Additionally they offer a clear flat sheen for protective coating. Check availability as it’s currently sold in select The Home Depot stores.
The design of the can felt really good to hold and it had great ease of use. Just a minute or two of shaking and I was able to apply the entire can with no clogging. The coverage is the best part though with nothing showing through in terms of the old paint!
When you spray paint wood furniture you’ll want something that gives full coverage. This does and the fact that I didn’t need to get into the wicker portion with a brush saved me a ton of time!
And the finished project…which looks so tropical and completely transformed in under 1/2 hour! The paint was fully cured quickly as well.
Now I have a fun and useful additional area to sit and sip my iced tea and work on the next project.
Right now…BEHR Spray Paint is currently only available in select Home Depot Stores. Find out if it’s available near you HERE and check out the other colors too!