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Can You Hire a Painter to Paint Wooden Furniture?

July 9th, 2024 | 4 min read

By Kaylea Kuhlman

Before and after pictures of a golden oak colored wooden pool table being painted black.

Are you tired of looking at your worn-out, outdated wooden furniture? Have you noticed that your once beautiful wooden pieces are now covered in scratches, chips, and fading paint? It’s frustrating to see your beloved bed frame, dining table, or bookshelf lose its charm over time. 

You likely don’t want to get rid of the piece, due to its original cost or sentimental value. So you may be considering giving them a fresh coat of paint yourself or looking to hire a professional.

At Brush & Roll Painting, we know how transformational paint can be for any surface, but especially for old pieces with wood in perfect condition that you don’t want to part with. 

With 25+ years of experience in painting furniture and wooden items, we have transformed countless wooden pieces like chairs, tables, a pool table, armoires, and more! 

Our team of professional painters knows the ins and outs of working with different types of wood and finishes, ensuring a flawless result every time. We are passionate about helping homeowners in Omaha restore the beauty of their favorite furniture pieces.

In this article, we will guide you through the process of hiring a professional painter for your furniture. You will learn about the benefits of hiring an expert, the steps involved in getting a quote, and what to expect during the painting process. By the end of this guide, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge to make an informed decision and bring new life to your favorite wooden items in your home.

The Benefits of Hiring a Professional Painter to Paint Furniture

Hiring a professional painter to paint your furniture comes with numerous benefits. Here are some key advantages:

  1. Expertise and Skill: Professional painters have the training and experience to handle a variety of furniture painting projects. They understand how to prepare surfaces, select the right type of paint, and apply it evenly for a smooth finish. Their expertise ensures that your furniture will look professionally done, with no streaks or drips.
  2. Quality Materials: A professional painting company uses high-quality paints and materials that are durable and long-lasting. They know which products work best for different types of wood and finishes, ensuring that the paint will adhere properly and resist wear and tear.
  3. Time and Convenience: Painting furniture can be a time-consuming task, especially if you’re not experienced. Hiring a professional allows you to save time and avoid the hassle of doing it yourself. Professionals can complete the job efficiently, allowing you to enjoy your refreshed furniture sooner.
  4. Attention to Detail: Professional painters pay attention to the small details that make a big difference in the final result. They take the time to properly prepare the surfaces, mask off areas that shouldn’t be painted, and apply multiple coats if necessary. This approach results in a flawless finish that enhances the beauty of your furniture.
  5. Safe and Clean Process: Painting can be a messy job, with paint splatters and fumes to deal with. Professional painters take care of the entire process, including protecting your home from messes and ensuring proper ventilation. They also clean up afterward, leaving your space as tidy as it was before. For many furniture painting projects, the work could be done in a painting companies shop. This way, the paint fumes, and painters are out of your home. 

Cost of a Furniture Painting Project

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The first step in hiring a professional painter is getting a quote for your project. Here’s how the process typically works:

  1. Initial Contact: Reach out to the painting company via their website, phone, or email. Provide details about the pieces you want painted, including the type of furniture and its current condition. Some companies may ask for photos to better understand the scope of the project and send you a price without an in-person quote appointment.
  2. Assessment and Consultation: Based on the information you provide, the company will assess the project and offer a quote. This may include an estimate of the number of labor hours required or a time and material cost. In Omaha, professional companies generally charge between $50 and $75 per hour, plus the cost of materials.

The Furniture Painting Process

5 dining room table chairs freshly painted black.Once you’ve decided on which professional painter to hire and have accepted the quote, here’s what you can expect during the painting process:

Preparation to Paint Furniture

Professional painters will prepare your furniture by cleaning it thoroughly and sanding the surfaces to ensure proper paint adhesion. They may also repair any minor damage, such as filling in cracks or chips with caulk or wood filler.

Priming Wooden Furniture

Applying a primer is a crucial step in achieving a smooth and durable finish. The primer helps the paint adhere better and provides a uniform base for the paint product.

Painting Wooden Furniture

The actual painting process involves applying multiple coats of paint, allowing each coat to dry completely before applying the next. Professional painters should use high-quality brushes, rollers, or spray equipment to ensure an even and smooth application.

At Brush & Roll Painting in Omaha, we use a 2K polyurethane for furniture refinishing projects. This product is extremely durable, and is chemical, abrasion, and moisture resistant. 

As this product was originally created for the flooring and car industry, it provides a factory-like finish on wooden items.

2K polys are versatile, like any other product, and can be used for staining, toning, glazing, or applying a solid color (to look like paint).

If you are looking for a long-lasting paint job on your furniture, it’s key that your painter uses a high-quality product on your furniture, that isn’t just paint from the hardware store. Those types of paint can get soft around commonly used areas and are prone to chips or damage.

Finishing Touches on Wooden Furniture

Once the paint has dried and cured, the painters will inspect the furniture for any touch-ups needed. They will ensure that the final result meets their high standards of quality and matches your expectations.

Painting Wooden Items in Your Home

Seeing your furniture lose its charm can be disheartening, but with the help of a professional painter, you can restore its beauty and extend its lifespan. This article has provided you with valuable insights into the benefits of hiring an expert, the process of getting an estimate, and what to expect during the painting process. By following these guidelines, you can make an informed decision and enjoy beautifully painted furniture that enhances your home’s aesthetic.

At Brush & Roll Painting, we are dedicated to helping homeowners in Omaha with their painting needs. Our team of skilled painters is ready to transform your furniture and bring your vision to life. Let us help you achieve the perfect finish for your furniture pieces, click the button below to get a quote with Brush & Roll Painting.


When it comes to hiring anyone to help you with your home services, it’s important that you hire the best one for your project. To hire the right painting company for your furniture painting project, click the button below to download your ultimate guide to hiring a painter.


Kaylea Kuhlman

Kaylea is the Brush & Roll Painting Content Manager.