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The Ultimate Supply List for Painting Furniture

The Ultimate Shopping Guide for Painting Furniture

After sharing post after post of painted furniture makeovers, a few home decor posts, personal posts and even a holiday gift guide I realized that the most simple thing that I have yet to share is a basic supply list. I’ve decided to put together an “everything but the furniture supply list” or an “Every Girls Shopping Guide to Painting Furniture“.  Though I do realize that men paint furniture as well, so I suppose that wouldn’t be appropriate. But you get the idea. I have an arsenal of tools and supplies in my workshop and I will do my best to include as much as I can possibly think of. supply list, shopping guide, must haves, painting furniture


Though, not always necessary tools are a major part of the furniture painting business. Many pieces are old and in need of sanding or repairs. Here is a list of some of my most used tools as well as links to each.

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1 – Dewalt Cordless Drill  – how else would you drill new hardware holes, for example?dewalt-orbital-sander

2. Dewalt Orbital Sander  – when sanding to bare wood this is my go to, number one sander to get the job done. electric-sander

3. Measuring Tape  for obvious reasons.


4. Screw Extractor Set (for those stubborn screws that just won’t come out) here is a post where I needed to use these: Reupholstered Vanity Seat


5. Sawhorse – when certain things need a little help (here is a post where I needed my sawhorse: Elegant Ornate Mirrorsawhorse

6. Assorted Sandpaper – it’s nearly impossible to paint furniture without using sandpaper, whether for prepping or distressing


7. Wood Glue – for simple repairs

 8. Wood Glue Syringes  (gets wood glue into those hard to reach small spaces with less mess) Here is a post where I used these: Victorian Parlor Table Makeover


9. Furniture Dolly – when I want to easily maneuver a piece. Here is a post where I use these: Media Console with Image Transferfurniture-dolly

Paint Brushes

1. Cling On Brushes (Flat are my Favorite)

Cling On Paint Brush

2. Chip Brushes chip-brush

3. Wooster Short Handle Brush – to get into smaller spaces. Here is a post where I used these: Painted Kitchen Islandwooster-brush

4. Small Detail Brushes – for the smaller details. Here is a post where I use these: Painted China Cabinet with Decoupage and Glazemakeup-brushes

Quality Furniture Paint

1. Pure Home Paint NonToxic, VOC Free, 100% safe Paint

Pure Home Paint, chalk paint, furniture paint, non toxic

2. Protective Wood Stains teak wood stain, wood stain, chalk paint

3. Clear Protective Finishes Pure Home Paint, Matte sealer, poly, chalk paint


1. IOD Image Transfers – for the added touch! Here is a post where I applied this: French Image Transfer on Buffetdecor transfer, IOD transfer, image transfer

2. Flexible Sandpaper  flexible-sandpaper

3. Plastic Shipping Wrap (every finished piece is wrapped for protection whether being delivered or picked up)


4. Stencils  – Check out Stenciled Painted Furniture Projects for examples.

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5.Paint Sprayer. Here is a post to see How to Paint Spindles with a Paint Sprayer

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In the case that I forgot something you can also find many items in my Amazon Store:

Just the Woods Amazon Store

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