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How to Varnish Furniture with a Paint Sprayer

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In this video, you will learn how to refinish your wooden furniture by varnishing it with a paint sprayer.

For more information on using paint sprayers, take a look at our earlier videos in the Furniture Restoration program.

For larger pieces of furniture, a paint sprayer offers a more practical solution than a paint brush. Discover how to use a paint sprayer to varnish furniture by watching this short tutorial.


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In this video, you will learn how to varnish a piece of furniture with a paint sprayer.

Applying varnish will help protect your furniture from getting stains and getting marked.

For your safety, you will need:

Disposable overalls

Thin latex gloves

A protective mask

and protective glasses.

To varnish your furniture, you will need:


and a paint sprayer.

You will also need:

A pot of acrylic varnish.

The varnish finish is applied to furniture which has either been smoothed or sanded, or with a painted finish.

In this example, we will apply varnish to furniture which is already painted

Start by removing any dust or dirt from your piece using a slightly damp cloth.

Varnishing with a sprayer uses the same technique as paint with a paint sprayer.

Watch our three videos on paint sprayers to learn how to prepare, use and clean a paint sprayer.

In this example, we will show you an application in three coats.

Apply the first coat.

Then, leave it to dry for the time indicated on the instructions on the varnish.

Sand your furniture slightly using fine sandpaper to remove any bumps.

Take a look at our video "How to smooth down a piece of furniture " for more information.

Next, remove any dust or debris with a damp cloth.

When the varnish is dry to the touch, repeat these steps for the second coat.

Now all that remains is to apply a third coat of varnish, leaving it to dry for the time indicated on the pot.

Your furniture is now varnished.

Now you know how to varnish a piece of furniture with a paint sprayer.


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