1. First, remove any knobs and handles and lightly sand the furniture with medium rough paper. This will help the paint grip. Wipe with a damp cloth and leave to dry.

  2. Paint the bare furniture with a wood or multi-surface primer (use a multi-surface if you’re painting over old paint). Leave to dry and then lightly sand with a fine grade paper. Wipe to remove dust. 



  3. To prevent brush marks, use a good quality brush (3-inch will suit most jobs) or a small roller. Use a 1-inch brush for the fiddly bits. You’ll need 2-3 coats to ensure a smooth coverage.

  4. Once the paint is dry, sand lightly, clean away the dust with a damp cloth and admire your handiwork.