Painting furniture in a child's room?

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Denise Staff asked 4 years ago

I plan to paint both a night table and a dresser for my son’s room. The paint color will be black as it is a Pittsburgh Penguins hockey theme room. I have both a black matte finish latex and a black oil high gloss paint. Can anyone provide any advice on durability as well as appearance of both options?

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MagicDave Staff answered 7 years ago

Oh… gosh…. the oil high gloss will be quite more durable, but will shine, reflect surface imperfections and collect visible dust more…

crowderpainting Staff answered 7 years ago

Oil base will be more durable in the long run, dries harder. But takes longer to cure. A good acrylic paint will dry faster and harden (form a good film) faster; this will allow you to put the furniture back sooner.

This is a tough one. I would go with the oil base; use a lower sheen and add driers to help speed up the dry time a bit.

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