These tips may also be helpful:
sand your furniture and get all of the glossy finish off so that the paint will have a good surface to "grab" onto.
After your furniture is dry and dust-free, paint on some primer. This helps your paint adhere to the piece better and it also covers any stains or discolorations in the wood.
This helps you attain a much more professional and even finish. Be sure to remove the sanding dust each time
The glossier the finish, the easier to clean. Paint thin coats, and I will repeat: sand between each coat! This step is very important if you want to achieve an even finish. I normally paint 2-3 coats total.
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