1. Brush – This is one of the most common ways to paint furniture and one of the cheapest ways. One of the main advantages is that it’s low cost and easy. There is the savings of not having to buy spray paint or equipment for spraying. If you are considering this option, just make sure you purchase a quality brush to minimize the appearance of brush strokes on your furniture piece. With skill, it’s possible to paint a piece of furniture with a brush and show no brush marks, but it’s not easy. Most people will leave brush strokes in the paint. Expense is also saved with no wasted paint as there is with all types of spraying. The downside to painting with a brush is that it’s time consuming and doesn’t produce the nice even finish that spraying paint produces. But, it’s cheap and easy to get started.