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How to Paint a Striped Coffee Table

Add bands of color to a coffee table by striping it with lime green, spruce green, sky blue and periwinkle.

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  • Time

    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty



Step 1: Spray the Table with Primer

Prop the table on cardboard.

Spray with X-I-M clear primer. Let dry.

Step 2: Roll on the Tinted Primer

Roll on 985 Indian River tinted primer. Let dry.

Step 3: Mark off Stripes and Seal

Mark off four stripes, taping off two for painting.

Seal tape edge with a little varnish.

Step 4: Paint the Stripes

Paint 2057 Blue Flower and 809 Soft Jazz. Let dry and recoat.

Tape off other two stripes and paint with 2147-40 Dill Pickle and 440 Land of Liberty. Let dry and recoat.

Step 5: Add a Free-Form Design and Varnish

Pour dark grey into a squeeze bottle and squeeze onto center of table in a circular motion to create a fun, free-form design. Let dry.

Roll on varnish in satin finish and allow to dry thoroughly.