Colored Desks Ideas

May 9th

Colored desks are generally constructed of particle board, composite wood chips bonded together with resin with a thin layer of veneer at the top. The veneer usually made to look like wood grain, perhaps not the most attractive finish to your home. Rather than replace the desktop completely, consider repainting your colored desks in a shade that suits your home color scheme. After a bit of prep work and a few coats of paint, your plywood desk looks like it was made especially for you.

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Remove drawers from the desk, plus any decorative hardware. Clean desk and the previously removed boxes, with a mild detergent. After cleaning, wipe down everything with a clean, damp cloth to remove any residue left by the cleaner. Sand desk and drawer fronts easily using the orbital sander and fine sandpaper.

Remove all sawdust from the desk and drawer fronts with a clean, damp cloth. Patch holes and unevenness with paintable wood filler. When dry, sand until smooth. Spray desktop and drawer fronts with a thin layer of spray-on primer.

For the best finish, roll on the paint with long, smooth strokes, and do not roll excessively over the same area. Be patient and resist the temptation to try to completely cover the surface with a thick coat. Several light coats will produce a much better finish than a very thick fur. Let your colored desks dry for at least 36 hours – longer if the conditions are cold or humid – before replacing hardware, and boxes.

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