For our mini desk, we used edding 5200 permanent spray universal primer, plus paint spray in traffic yellow (colour code 905) and opulent turquoise (934). First of all, dismantle the table and give it good clean. Roughen the surfaces to be painted using sandpaper, to ensure better paint adhesion. Completely cover your work surface and surrounding area with masking film.
Sawing lengthwise through the table, saw off roughly one third of the table surface area.
Next, paint the individual table parts, one at a time. Apply the primer first, to ensure the colour paint adheres better. Leave the primer to dry for around 30 minutes. In our Spray basics section we’ve got some great tips on how to achieve a perfect spraying technique. Once the primer is dry, continue with a colour coat – we’ve used yellow in our example. We recommend that larger areas, such as the table top, be sprayed using criss-cross strokes to achieve a really smooth paint result. Allow the paint to dry thoroughly.
Before you start spraying the bottom of the table legs in opulent turquoise, use masking film and masking tape to carefully cover all areas that you want to remain yellow.
Once everything is completely dry, the table can be reassembled. To enable the table to stand securely on two legs, screw a sturdy wooden panel or length of square-edged timber to the wall and attach the table to it.
Products and materials
- An old table
- Sanding block, sandpaper
- Masking film and paper to cover surfaces when spraying
- Masking tape
- Protective gloves, breathing mask (optional)
- Screwdriver for removing the safety ring
- Wood saw (e.g. jigsaw)
- Square-edged length of wood for wall mounting, wall plugs, screws
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