How To Paint a Chevron-Patterned Dresser

Give a basic chest of drawers designer flair with a painted chevron pattern.

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Materials Needed:

  • chest of drawers with flat, smooth drawer fronts
  • electric sander
  • sanding pads
  • extension cord
  • drop cloth
  • tape measure
  • straight edge
  • carpenter's pencil
  • painters' tape
  • angled paint brush
  • paint pan
  • roller handle
  • roller sleeve
  • pan liner
  • sketch pad
  • detail brush
  • latex paint
  • primer
  • sealant

Choose Proper Drawers

When choosing chests of drawers, stick with styles that have smooth, flat drawer fronts. Wood is often the easiest material to work with since it can be sanded and it takes paint easily.

Sand Dresser

Using an electric sander, sanding pads and an extension cord, remove existing finishes from stained or painted wood, or smooth down any splinters or rough patches found in raw wood.

Add Primer or Base Color

In order to ensure the best finish, add two coats of either primer or a base color to the drawer fronts, sides and top using a paint roller.

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