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painting ikea furniture

louise80's picture

It is at all possible to change the colour of ikea furniture i have an old dresser that i would like to make darker.

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mispiggy's picture

I've stained and painted ikea furniture and been happy with the resultsFor the staining darking, I used polyshades on a hermes dresser. It turned out okay, but wasn't a smooth, even, professional finish. Ending up looking a little antiqued, which worked for me. People have seen the dresser and thought it was really old; they didn't even recognize it as ikea!For painting, I've used a melamine paint, which worked very well. It's thick and very nick-resistant. It is best applied with a high density roller; you'll get a nice smooth finish.

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