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How To Refinish Wood Furniture With Chalk Paint

Updated: Nov 27, 2021

This video shows how to refinish wood furniture with chalk paint. This painting tutorial is a step by step guide that will show you how to take a piece of furniture from the flea market or thrift store and do a complete furniture makeover using chalk paint. Cynthia shares with you her experience so you too can flip furniture for a profit.


NO you DO NOT HAVE TO SAND all the time. She will teach you when you need to sand a piece. When you need to prime furniture and when you do not have to prime it. This is the video for you if you are just starting out refinishing furniture. Yet even a more experienced furniture flipper will get some helpful information.


This video is helpful for someone that is a DIY enthusiast that wants to do a furniture makeover with chalk paint for use in their own home. It is also helpful for someone that wants to earn some extra money in their spare time or earn extra money while working full time. This video shows you how to do a furniture flip as a side hustle using chalk paint. Furniture flipping does not always require painting furniture.


I have flipped furniture after simply giving it a good cleaning and made over $50 per hour on the final furniture flip! It took me only about 2-3 hours to complete this thrift flip using a $75 dresser and night stand that I purchased from Facebook Marketplace. I will post it with an asking price of $550 on Facebook Marketplace. Based on my prior experience in selling furniture on Facebook Marketplace I believe I will get at least $500 for it , if not the full price.




Supplies used in this video:

water base primer

oil base primer

shellac spray

rustoleum chalk paint

Krud Kutter

Ryobi orbital sander

polyurethane satin finish

foam roller

bronze spray paint



Additional products I find helpful in flipping furniture:

Zibra grip n glide 2 inch paint brush Assorted Sanding Sponges

Gray wood contact paper (for drawer bottoms)

Beech wood contact paper (for drawer bottoms) Chair Table Leg floor protectors

ChrystaLac satin sealer (does NOT yellow when used on white chalk paint)

Respirator with safety glasses

Rub N Buff

Replacement battery for Ryobi power tools

Ryobi 7 1/4 in Battery powered Miter Saw

Ryobi Electric 7 1/4 in Miter Saw

Irwin 24 inch bar clamp (I use at least 2 each time I need them)

Steel Bar Clamps

Dewalt 4 1/2 inch circular saw ( love this tool!)

Dust mask

Kreg Pocket Screws assorted sizes

Kreg K4 Pocket Screw System

Kreg automax clamp

5in Clear stretch wrap film

18 in clear stretch wrap film

22 in wooden drawer slide (cut to fit)

Tack in Drawer Glides


Please read all labels and follow all manufacturer safety recommendations when working with paints, stains, and other equipment and wear and use appropriate personal protection equipment. Viewers should attempt these projects at their own risk.


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