How to Paint Wood Chairs

Decorating to match your character is an important part of making your home comfortable. There is no need to devote huge sums of money to make the look you desire if you take a little time to offer new life to old furniture. Yard sales and thrift shops can present golden opportunities for wood furniture at reduced prices. From chairs to dressers, they may be somewhat ragged around the edges, but repainting these bits to match or complement your decor provides you with a fresh look and also the furniture with a happy home.

Remove the paint or finish by sanding using an oscillating tool. A help handle may be useful in this task, but is not strictly essential. Use 60-grit wood sand paper to take the surface off, 120-grit sand paper to get an intermediate stage of sanding, and 240-grit sand paper to make a smooth end.

Wipe the seat using a damp cotton or lint-free cloth to remove residue. Wipe over the full seat again using a tack cloth to guarantee all dust particles are eliminated.

Spray paint a very light coat of primer over the whole seat. Allow it to dry at least 15 minutes or according to the label directions. Spray three very light coats of primer on the seat, allowing each coat to dry before you apply the next one. The primer must soak in the seat and cover it with no splotches or drips. If necessary, sand the seat again using 100-grit sandpaper to get rid of any irregularities or grain which may appear while priming. Wipe with a tack cloth if necessary.

Brush a light coat of frequent paint on the chair. Allow it to dry and brush onto another light coat of paint. After that coat has dried, then decide whether additional coats are needed. You may need to apply three or four coats of paint to get the look you desire. Be cautious of brush strokes. If necessary, gently sand the seat once more before applying the last coat of paint. A finish coat applied with a foam brush may be required to guarantee a smooth end. Permit the paint to dry completely between coats.

Spray the whole seat using a light coat of paint that is clear. Allow it to dry completely before deciding if another coat is needed. This last layer of paint will protect the color and allow for easy cleaning and clean. Permit the seat to dry completely before putting it in an area to be used.

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