This post is sponsored by Modern Masters. However, all opinions are 100% my own.
As promised, I’m revealing a fabulous metallic furniture makeover with you today. This is a faux-wood laminate 80’s-type French Provincial set that was begging for a glam makeover. I’ll show you exactly how to paint furniture silver the right way.
I got this set for a great deal, but they were not in the best shape. Years of wear and tear on laminate furniture isn’t usually pretty. See the faux wood grain below?
Silver painted furniture is so chic, but you need to make sure you prep correctly first. Grab my free printable guide here for how to properly prep furniture. I applied two coats of Zinsser Primer as recommended. (The handles – except for the small round ones – were not removable, so I had to paint right over them.)
I ordered Modern Masters Metallic Paint in Platinum, Silver, and Oyster, and MasterClear Topcoat (which is specially formulated to protect the surface while keeping the metallic shimmer). They are low VOC which I love! (No stinkiness) And even though I’m painting laminate furniture today, I do believe this is the best silver paint for wood too.
I painted the pieces in Platinum because I thought it was more of a light silver like a mirror, but after two coats you could still see through to the primer beneath it. I think the laminate faux wood was not a friend to my semi-opaque color choice.
I decided to switch to Silver (opaque) and you can tell below that even one coat made a big difference. (I did paint two coats of Silver just for uniformity.)
The hardware also got two coats of Oyster (on top of the Silver) – which is also semi-opaque, so it’s not an obvious difference but you can definitely tell there’s a bit of brighter shimmer there. When you’re choosing a metallic color for your project, be sure to choose the correct coverage/hide: opaque, semi-opaque, or sheer. Then it was all sealed with the MasterClear Topcoat for protection.
Just look at that gorgeous shine!
What a huge difference, right? Who would guess how shabby this set looked before! I love the look of silver painted furniture.
You can see all of the available metallic paint colors and other products that Modern Masters has to offer HERE.
Now the BIG QUESTION – Will I use it again? I’ve already ordered another color and I can’t wait to use it! 😉
What do you think of silver painted furniture? Will you try this silver paint for wood furniture?
– Jen, Girl in the Garage