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Painted Furniture Buying Guide

Our guide to painted furniture is designed to give you everything you need to know about buying painted furniture; from the qualities of painted furniture to how to clean and care for painted furniture.

Use the tabs on the left hand side to navigate around the buying guide. 

We're sure the guide will give you all the information you need about painted furniture, but if you still have questions please feel free to call our friendly team of experts on 0845 3636 135.

The Painted Furniture Story

The concept of painting furniture goes back as far as Egyptian times when tombs and ritual objects were painted. It is thought that the techniques they used weren’t dissimilar to those used today; painting an undercoat of white first with colour and gilding painted over the top. 

Trends such as upcycling, shabby chic, French Chateau and French country have all resulted in a resurgence of white painted furniture in recent years. Painted wooden furniture is a great way to create a light and fashionable feel to any room. White painted furniture is particularly popular for bedrooms, children’s rooms and kitchens. 

Qualities of Painted Furniture

The majority of painted furniture is typically made from pine, making it extremely sturdy and high quality. Painted furniture is available in a huge range of shades, from brilliant white to ivory, cream and truffle. 

Use white painted furniture to create a completely different room style. From shabby chic to French country or French Chateau, painted white furniture is versatile and will compliment most surroundings. 

Here at Oak Furniture Solutions we stock a wide range of painted furniture in a collection of shades and styles. Our painted furniture collection is formed of a number of ranges, meaning you can find matching pieces if you find a painted furniture style you like. Belgravia Painted is lightly distressed but brilliantly white. Rattan baskets compliment the painted furniture and create a contemporary French Country feel. If you’re looking for something a little more traditional, take a look at our Mottisfont Painted Pine, which is available in cream, white, green and blue. 


Cleaning and Caring For Painted Furniture

Painted wooden furniture is one of the easiest furniture types to clean. Follow our simple suggestions to keep your painted furniture looking like new:

  • Avoid placing your furniture in direct sunlight and in front of windows

  • Keep painted furniture away from heating and air vents as the change in temperature can cause the painted wood to swell or shrink

  • Lamps and other decorative items kept on the surface of the piece should be moved periodically to ensure that the entire surface remains in its optimum condition 

  • Be sure to use coasters and placemats to limit damage. Hot cups or serving dishes can discolour lacquer or resin based finishes and cause wax finishes to melt.

  • Do not drag the furniture as this can cause damage to the timber

  • Dust your furniture regularly to remove abrasive build up

  • Any light stains or smudges on white painted furniture can easily be wiped clean with a damp cloth of a mixture of hot water and liquid washing detergent.  Spillages should be cleared up as quickly as possible, ensuring that the affected area is completely dry afterwards. 

  • If you spot mildew on your painted furniture, mix 1 cup of white wine vinegar with 2 cups of warm water and use a spray bottle to spray the area. Leave for 3-5 minutes and then wipe off with a clean cloth

* Oak Furniture Solutions do not accept any responsibility for any damage caused to furniture by the following of these guidelines. These guidelines are provided as informed suggestions only and are written as general notes for customers. Customers seeking professional, specific after-care advice should either contact us directly or get in touch with a professional polisher or furniture restorer. 

Painted Furniture From Oak Furniture Solutions

We’re pleased to offer a huge range of painted furniture for every room in the house. You can find the full collection here on our website, organised by room. 

When it comes to bedrooms, we have a good selection of white painted beds, bedside tables, wardrobes, chests of drawers and more. Our painted dining room furniture collection includes painted dining tables, painted chairs, sideboards as well as painted dining table and chair sets. We also stock a wide range of white painted furniture for children’s rooms.  

Most of our painted furniture pieces form part of a range so you can find matching pieces to complete your look.

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