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Learn how to paint wood furniture the easy way with no sanding or priming!

This post was created in partnership with Beyond Paint. All opinions are my own.
How to Paint Wood Furniture
Painting furniture is a great way to give an old piece new life. My friend recently picked up these drab wood nightstands at a thrift store and wanted to turn them into Lego tables for her two boys for Christmas. Time was really tight (we decided to paint them the week before Christmas), so I decided it would be the perfect chance to test a new product.
Best Paint for Furniture

BEYOND PAINT is a special paint that bonds, primes and seals all in one step. The time it took to finish this project was drastically reduced. In fact, I think it’s the fastest I’ve ever painted a piece of furniture!

BEYOND PAINT bonds to many surfaces… wood, metal, glass, varnish, plastic, marble, linoleum etc so if you have a difficult surface, Beyond Paint will be a durable and easy option for what would normally be a tough surface to paint.

The makeover kit came with everything we needed to complete our project: paint, paint brush, roller handle and cover and paint tray. That was another huge timesaver… we didn’t have to dig around in the garage looking for supplies!

How to Paint Furniture
The most important step is the prep work. Luckily, you don’t need to sand, but you do need to thoroughly clean your furniture item. A clean surface is essential to ensuring the paint adheres properly, so don’t skimp on this step! It must be oil, grease, dirt and wax free. Mineral spirits or a vinegar/water solution are probably the best cleaners to use. Do not use TSP as it can leave behind a residue that interferes with bonding. If you plan to paint kitchen cabinets, a good degreaser like Simple Green or Zap will be really important since kitchens tend to see a lot of greasy splatters.
Furniture Paint
Once the furniture is clean, it’s time to roll on the first coat of paint. We used the brush for cutting in around the edges and in corners, then rolled the paint everywhere else.
BEYOND PAINT is low VOC so it didn’t smell bad at all. We were able to paint indoors with no problems. It’s also UV resistant, which means it won’t fade in sunlight, so it would be perfect for doors or shutters or other outside projects.
After the first coat is complete, I suggest waiting a full four hours before applying the second coat. If the first coat isn’t completely dry and you cover it with a second coat, it can remain slightly tacky and cause you all sorts of trouble in the long run. Ask me how I know.
So be patient. Wait the full four hours. Just do it.

BEYOND PAINT will be dry to the touch in 2-4 hours. It is sometimes still sensitive to chipping until it has undergone an initial cure period of 2-3 days. Allow to fully cure for 30 days before routinely washing with soap.

We had about half of the paint left over, so we put some in a glass baby food jar to save in case of touch-ups and we plan to use the rest for another project in the future.

After we finished up the painting, we added Lego base plates to the tops and put bins in the open bottom part to store toys.
DIY Lego Table
Didn’t they turn out great? It’s like a whole new piece of furniture! And honestly, it only took about two hours of hands-on time to finish. Two hours people! I am hooked on this product. It’s such an incredible time saver!
Painting Furniture
If you want to try BEYOND PAINT for your next furniture makeover, click here find the store nearest you or check at your local Ace Hardware store.


  1. As much as I love the cuteness of the LEGO theme, I’m not really impressed with the look of the paint. To me it looks like it’s primered. It’s not something I am going to run out and pick up without knowing a lot more about it and seeing it in person. I will eventually take a drive down to HD and check it out. Maybe they will have samples painted with it to get more of an idea about it. Considering the fact that it bonds, primers and seals all in one step is a major plus. It is pricy but considering what it provides makes it worth it. I will let you know when I check it out in the store more of what I feel about it.

  2. After completing 3/4 of painting my cabinets with Beyond paint , I needed an additional Beyond to finish the job. The store where I purchased the paint was out of stock and it took over a week to get the order. It was not available in any store in the area except for this store. When the paint came in, the store and I agreed the the paint was frozen in shipment and was one semi solid lump in the quart container. I could not find a number to contact the Beyond paint company and no one else in the area carried the product. I had to finish the job with regular paint from another store which matched the color of the Beyond Paint. The product needs to be available in more outlets.

  3. Used this on my counter tops, I did clean them well. Its only been a couple of weeks and I live alone. They are already chipping, I do not reccomend.

  4. Jennifer, I’m wondering if you can comment on how these pieces have held up over time? Do you believe this product is durable enough for a kitchen tabletop that gets daily use? Also, they say this paint is textured, so do you believe the texture would look good and be practical for a kitchen tabletop? Would texture make it hard to wipe clean? And finally, I know it says the paint includes a built-in top coat/sealer, but did you or can you add a topcoat to increase durability or to give a little sheen? THANK YOU!!

  5. I cleaned my piece with simple green, used 2 coats of Beyond paint and wasn’t happy with the results. it was easy, but the top of my dresser is blotchy. Did you have any issues with your project?


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