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Painting Tip: Use Nails in Furniture Feet

Painting chairs and discarded furniture is all the rage, but there are some parts of the process that can be a bit tricky. For instance, the feet. Do you know how to paint feet without them sticking to the floor or having to flip the piece over?
  • Lisa Coburn

    Tap nails into the bottom of chair and table legs makes painting them a breeze.

  • Kelly P

    Before updating or touching up a chair or small, lightweight table, elevate it over the work surface by gently tapping a nail into the bottom of each leg. The legs will get better air circulation for drying and won't stick to the surface. Painting Ideas and Projects: Good Things for Painting - Martha Stewart

  • Becky Burnett

    Before updating or touching up a chair or small, lightweight table, elevate it over the work surface by tapping a nail into the bottom of each leg. And other painting tips from Martha Stewart

  • Cameron Rector

    Painting Furniture: Another pinner said, "Wish I had known this before trying to refinish that kitchen table and chairs set!"

  • Sharon Willcutt

    Painting Tip: Use Nails in Furniture Feet - Another pinner said, "Wish I had known this before trying to refinish that kitchen table and chairs set!"

  • Ann Wilds

    When painting furniture legs, put nails in feet to lift them off the surface to avoid sticking.

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