Part 2. Sanding and Priming Your Furniture. Remove drawers and any pieces you don't want painted. Fix any dents and scratches. Sand your furniture. Wipe your furniture down with a tack cloth. Apply a grey, paint primer to your furniture. Use sandpaper and tack cloth to remove any imperfections. Wait your primer dry. Jan 9, - Enjoy learning about our natural furniture distressing technique, it's one of . black painted furniture, black distressed furniture, black and wood.