Not everyone feels satisfied with getting their dining chairs or tables painted by other people. In spite of that, some people even feel like changing the looks of their chairs to match their needs or to amalgamate them by painting them with the same colour. Painting dining chairs is always fun and not that tough of a job. A dining room looks refreshing and renewed with newly painted chairs if you choose a bright and unique colour. The items you require to painting chairs include Chemical stripper, Scraper ,Good quality brushes, Foam brushes (Recommended), Hand held medium grit sand wedge, Old Sheet, Selected Paint, Primer and Minwax Water-Based Polycyclic Protective Finish in "Clear Gloss". Keep safety items such as Mask, Gloves and Goggles.
To begin with the process to paint dining chairs, clean the surfaces by your chosen method of stripping. It is advisable to go for chemical stripping as it is convenient and you can follow the instructions on your stripper. Next step is to remove the paint. Leave the stripper on for 30-45 minutes and then attempt to remove the paint with a sponge or a cloth. If it doesn't come off easily, leave the stripper on for longer. If it still doesn't come off, you can rub it off. hide
Now that you are ready to paint dining table and chairs, you may begin painting. Paint the chair seat first with smooth strokes and thin and even coats. It is advisable to use long strokes and to refrain from going back over painted areas. It would help you to produce the smoothest job. Let the chair dry so it is easier to grip. Turn the chair upside down to paint the legs and the lower part of the seat. Make sure you cover all surfaces; they might seem a lot but at one point they would all be apparent. After you finish, set the chair in a suitable position to check for any spots you might have missed on the first coat. Let it dry overnight. Examine the chair properly and then go for a second coat to cover all the obscure missing spots; keeping it thin and even. Once you're done with that, apply a thin coat of protective finish, then wait until it is completely dry and then apply another coat. You may find instructions and alternatives on your protectant. Enjoy your freshly painted chairs!
Note: Make sure you take all the precautionary measures when you decide to paint dining chairs. Keep your area well ventilated to avoid breathing paint fumes. Before your second coat (If you are using oil-based paint), clean your brushes with solvent and rinse them with soap and water.
Painting your furniture yourself is a time-consuming job but once you are into it, you will find it very entertaining and you will learn new things throughout the whole process. Your selection of colour(s) should be innovative and suitable. If you have upcoming party or celebration at your place, painting is a very nice idea to exhibit your nicely done chairs. You may boast about doing the job yourself to your guests because ultimately, you know how to paint dining chairs.
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