Paint and distress your furniture

For a whole new look try painting or distressing furniture.

It's a create way to revamp old or out-dated settings and can change the entire look of a room.


There’s nothing more satisfying than taking an old piece of furniture and transforming it. You can have a piece that has sat in your living room for ten years that will look completely different after a light sand and a coat of paint. Think about the look you want to achieve and research the process accordingly to ensure you are all clued up on materials, drying times – and sandpaper.


If you’re thinking of going for that distressed look you first will have to work out what the product is that is currently on your piece. This will determine the process and what product you apply. Talk to the very knowledgeable staff at Mitre10 in the paint department about your project.