Not all furniture paint is created equal. The last thing you want to do is spend hours or even days refinishing a piece of furniture only to see the paint finish chip, fade, or be susceptible to dents and scratches. There are many different types of furniture paint with each one producing its own look and feel. Oil based paints require special equipment and take a longer time to apply and dry so for this article I will focus on the most commonly used furniture paints by DIYers: water based paints.
Water Based Furniture Paints:
Mudpaint is a relatively new line of furniture paint that is great for antiquing and distressing. It has a flat, smooth finish and has great coverage. It doesn’t need a clear coat, but works well with furniture wax or any clear coat that is water based. Mudpaint has good adhesion and usually doesn’t require a primer to adhere to a furniture piece surface.