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Masterclass: How to paint a wardrobe with Dulux Heritage

How to paint a wardrobe with Dulux Heritage

Whether you’re new to the world of upcycling or not, if painting a wardrobe seems like a tall order to you, we’re here to show you that it doesn’t have to be. With the right tools and steps, you can elevate your bedroom and avoid breaking the bank for new furniture. Read on for the best paint for wardrobes and how to paint a wooden wardrobe.

Paint for wardrobes – what should you be using?

Dulux Heritage Eggshell is the best paint for wardrobes. It has less of a sheen than silk or satin paint, leaving you with a stunningly smooth finish. Our Eggshell paint is made of the finest quality ingredients too. Its durable and hardwearing formula is designed to protect wood and metal for years to come.

Paint colours for wardrobes – is there a right answer?

It’s completely up to you which colour you choose to paint your wardrobe. But to narrow your search, our colour specialists suggest asking yourself if you want your wardrobe to be an extension of your walls or a standout feature in the room.

Incorporating furniture and fixtures into your decorating creates a considered and holistic space. Painting doors, radiators, and skirting boards in the same colour as the walls can make them feel as if they have disappeared, almost like a camouflage effect, or you can also make features or statements with colour.

You’ll find an array of paint colours for wardrobes in the Dulux Heritage colour collection.

Dulux Heritage Dusted Heather, Red Sand, Red Ochre

Image: Dulux Heritage Red Ochre

Follow these 5 steps for painting wooden wardrobes

What you’ll need:

  • Dustsheets
  • Sandpaper or a sanding block
  • Masking tape and scissors
  • Screwdriver
  • Paintbrush or foam roller
  • Stirring stick
  • Dulux Heritage Eggshell in the colour of your choice

Step 1: Prep your wardrobe

Remove any hardware, such as handles or knobs, using a screwdriver. Clean the wardrobe surface thoroughly with a cloth and mild detergent, if necessary. Ensure it’s dry before proceeding. Use painter's tape to mask any areas you want to keep paint-free, such as edges or trim.

Step 2: Sand the surface

Lightly sand the wardrobe's surface using fine-grit sandpaper. This step helps remove any existing finish or rough spots and creates a better surface for the paint to adhere to. Wipe away the sanding dust with a tack cloth or a clean rag.

Step 3: Apply your paint

When using Dulux Heritage Eggshell, you won’t need to prime your wardrobe as the product is already undercoated. This’ll save you time and allow you to start the fun stuff – adding your chosen colour.

Begin painting the wardrobe using a brush or foam roller. Start with the corners and edges, then move to the larger surfaces. Apply the paint in smooth, even strokes, working in the direction of the wood grain if applicable.

Allow the first coat to dry completely. Apply a second coat for a more even and durable finish. Follow the recommended drying time between coats, as indicated on the paint can. Then, simply leave to dry.

Step 4: Finishing touches

Once the final coat is dry, inspect the wardrobe for any missed spots or uneven areas. Touch up as needed. Reattach the hardware that you removed earlier or replace it with new hardware for a refreshed look.

Step 5: Clean up

Properly dispose of any used materials, such as paint cans or brushes, according to local regulations. Clean your brushes or rollers with soap and water.

If you’ve decided that eggshell paint is the perfect choice for you, explore our stunning range of classic Dulux Heritage colours here all of which are available in our eggshell finish.

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