How to spray paint bunk beds MoNsTeRs&PrInCeSs Due November 7; 35 kids; Hawaii 1177 posts
Apr 4th '11

So I bought these really ugly old bunk beds for our extra bed room. I wanna try and spray paint them a different color to make them look updated. They were only 30 bucks on cl and they are very heavy duty wood but really ugly. Got any ideas as to what color to paint them and how to make the paint stick?

[♥]Mrs. Taylor 18 kids; Texas 12250 posts
Apr 4th '11

Before you start the painting process, sand them down a little. Especially if they already have paint on them. Sanding it will make it a little easier to paint.

amanda from scratch Due February 7; 35 kids; Nevada 619 posts
Apr 4th '11

Sand it first, for sure.
White paint will make it look newer
Or do a bold color or something that coordinates with bedding or wall colors.

suck it 3 kids; New York 16101 posts
Apr 4th '11

i would use a stain instead.

Dude, you Fugly! 18 kids; Winston-Salem, North Carolina 19869 posts
Apr 4th '11

Get some sand paper and sand it down first.

Abrasue TTC since Aug 2012; 2 kids; Kansas City, Missouri 4610 posts
Apr 4th '11
Quoting Heather [17 weeks]:" i would use a stain instead. "

it would look great but its a crap load of work if they are already pained a different color.

Hot Mamma In Training 2 kids; Colorado 5078 posts
Apr 4th '11

Ask a sales associate in the paint department at the hardware store to recommend a furniture paint not sure if spray paint would be your best bet

Lotusmama Due March 31; British Columbia 1672 posts
Apr 4th '11

If you use spray paint make sure to do it outside or in the garage with the door OPEN.

Better to use a nice low-VOC or no-VOC paint though. If you use these you can do it inside without poisoning anyone, and they don't off-gas :)

Either way; sand first, then prime, then paint.

Here is a link with reasons on why to use low- or no-VOC paints:

Mya's Mama 17 kids; Atlanta, Georgia 1730 posts
Apr 4th '11

I spray painted my step sons metal bunk bed blue, and they turned out really good! But, I think wood will be different and you might want to try something else.

MoNsTeRs&PrInCeSs Due November 7; 35 kids; Hawaii 1177 posts
Apr 4th '11

They don't look like they have been painted before..... It's wood right now with a clear coat it looks like. I think I would need to sand off the clear coat before painting it. I don't want white as it will get stained very easy. I'm thinking black or maybe trying to find a pretty chocolate cherry stain? Also the bunk beds are kinda tall.... What do you think of me having my father inlay cut down the bottom legs to make them shorter?