Spray Painted Campaign Dresser Tutorial- Fast, Easy, Beautiful
Note: The Spray Paint was gifted but it worked great and the ideas are 100 percent my own.
You are going to love this navy blue painted campaign dresser!
It is amazing what a can of spray paint can do!
Painted Campaign Dresser Tutorial: Supplies
Spray Painted Campaign Dresser Tutorial : Step 1
Use a screw driver to remove the brass campaign pieces, and then soak them for 6 hours in a bowl full of Bar Keepers Friend and water. Make sure that the pieces are completely submerged. At the end of the time, wear gloves and use the green scouring pad to remove the rest of the grime.
Spray Painted Campaign Dresser Tutorial : Step 2
Lightly sand the varnish
Using a fine sand paper or steel wool key up the varnish by rubbing all over the surface. Be sure to wipe down the piece when done.
Painted Campaign Dresser Tutorial : Step 3
Degloss the piece with a deglosser of your choice. I prefer this Ready product from Velvet Finishes. Follow the directions on the bottle or box.
Spray Painted Campaign Dresser Tutorial : Step 4
I wouldn’t recommend using a cheap spray paint for this project. Spray paint the dresser using the high quality product of your choice. I have really fallen in love with the fast drying time, no drips, and beautiful satin finish of this Plutonium Spray paint.
One thing I found very useful with the product is their widest angle tip. I first tried it with the normal tip and the coverage wasn’t quite as even. After switching tips I was very impressed. It took less work and left an even, factory-finish result.
Painted Campaign Dresser Tutorial : Step 4
Optional: You can spray a top coat for a glossier finish and extra protection.
Once dry (about three to five minutes for Plutonium Paint) the brass campaign pieces can be added back on the dresser.
Truly, it was just that easy. Scrubbing the brass and screwing the and unscrewing the campaingn pieces were the only time consuming elements of this project. I’m thrilled with how it turned out, and the Submarine Blue looks so pretty with the raw wood drawer fronts. Whenever I find a color that is a good fit, Plutonium might just be my new first choice paint for small DIY projects.