Adding a fresh coat of paint can make a world of difference to even the dingiest pieces of furnitures. Maybe you found a few old chairs at a garage sale or are hoping to makeover an antique dresser. Painting the large, broad sides of the piece is easy. When it comes to the legs, however, there are often nooks and crannies that make the perfect paint job a difficult task. Ever wonder how the pros get such clean lines on chairs and sofas? Fixer Upper star and Texas native Joanna Gaines knows her way around painting, and she's here to share her tips. Joanna and her husband Chip work on home renovations, complete re-hauls, and lots of interior design – so painting is her specialty. Joanna's teamed up with KILZ to demonstrate how to paint legged furniture in an easy, clean way. Check out her best tips on making sure even legged furniture has clean and precise lines.
I really love to refinish chairs but the trickiest part is the leg, especially the bottom of the leg. Sometimes the paint doesn't get evenly distributed, it gets too clumpy down there. So a trick that I do is I hammer a nail at the base of each leg. Once you prep it up it makes the painting job a lot easier, lets you get in there the base. Makes it almost effortless. You can use the same trick on smaller pieces of furniture that have legs. But if you're having to paint something that's bigger, think about using paper plates, even propping it up with bricks, anything you don't mind getting paint on. Once you elevate the piece that you're painting, it makes it a lot easier. Here. [MUSIC]