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Posted 2013-08-10T04:53:54+0000  by mariemorel mariemorel

Hi there mariemorel,


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Is there a unique element to the headboard in which the painting would get rather specific?


If not, I've usually just addressed headboards as I would most any other paintable surface. If you're looking for a sleek, smooth surface then use a foam roller and a higher sheen paint like a Satin enamel. 


If you like a bit more texture then use a texture or 3/8" nap roller and a low sheen paint such as a Flat or Eggshell.

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Posted 2013-08-15T16:40:22+0000  by Jay_HD_CHI
Hey mariemorel!

Assuming you have a factory finish, you should start by lightly sanding with 220-grit paper.

Wipe off the sanding dust with a dry terry towel and apply a coat of oil-based primer, like Zinsser Cover Stain.

Ask your Paint Associate to tint your primer to be similar to your new color.

Allow the primer to dry two-hours and apply your new topcoat.

Satin is the most common finish on factory furniture, but many DIYers use semi-gloss or even Gloss.

If possible, wait about three days to put your headboard back into use.

This will allow your paint to fully cure ... preventing scuffs and chips.
Posted 2014-11-05T21:01:45+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
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