When to paint.
|Old, dated painted pieces.|
|Old, dated stained pieces. For these particular tables, a coat of paint will |
really show of the shape of the tables.
|When the wood is damaged; water stains and scores are not ideal for restaining. |
This look is not exactly trendy right now either.
|A sturdy dresser that most likely was painted with lead paint and has seen a|
few generations of use... time for a new coat (of paint thats more healthy).
When not to paint.
|When the wood and the stain is in mint condition.|
|When the piece looks better stained (and the stain is in good condition).|
|Ikea furniture; it's not worth it especially if it has a veneer.|
Of course, there are other materials you can paint such as metal, glass, cloth, etc., but when you start painting wood, it becomes a question of whether or not that precious wood should be covered or displayed. Think twice before you paint anything that you may regret...