To paint this table, I only used primer. Yes, I know--this is probably a painting "no no." Buying a new can of paint just wasn't in the budget this month, so using primer (which we already had) was a good alternative for me. Here are the pros and cons of using just primer on the table:
- Got an idea of what a white table looks like in the room without having to commit to a color
- If I want to change the color later, the table is already primed and ready to go
- Has a dull color instead of shine (this really wasn't that big of an issue for me)
- Chips pretty easily (this was the worst part)
In the end, I am happy with the way my first furniture painting adventure went. Did I make some mistakes? Yes. If I could do it all over again, would I make my same painting choices? Yes.