Recommendation: A thorough clean with WOCA Exterior Cleaner effectively removes all dirt and green growth from the surface as well as prepares the wood for a protecting oil finish. For example, with Armstrong Clark’s Wood Stains , non-drying conditioning oils penetrate the wood fiber, rejuvenating the wood where the wood’s natural oils used to be. The drying oils stay at the surface and create a matte finish that is dry to the touch. Because stain is thinner than paint, it’s a good idea to keep a bucket of water and a clean rag handy; that way, you can easily address accidental drips. I’m all about spray-painting — so much easier and faster than painting with a brush.
If your piece is already rust-free, a coat of spray paint is all it needs; black holds up best against the sun’s rays. Disclaimer: This article was written by Cathryn Peters based on her own personal experiences and knowledge about the antique wicker furniture industry acquired over the last 38 years of providing wicker restoration services. The paint covers really well and maintains the natural wood structure of the wood.
After numerous coats, the wood has a decent amount of moisture protection while still maintaining a natural look and no film. Try an outdoor deckstain, such as Thompson’s WaterSeal (about $17; Lowe’s ). First, sand the piece down to bare wood, making sure to wear a respirator mask. As the paint has great covering power, it is possible to do localised repairs in small patches”. I’m in the process of reviving an old piece right now, and I’m trying to figure out how to spray paint the floppy old handles. Decide whether you will use spray paint, or whether you are going to brush the paint onto your wooden outdoor furniture.
Ray recommends Criterion Lawn Furniture Repair (304-788-3190; ), a company in West Virginia that picks up and delivers in the Washington area. Purchasing a spray gun is something that I will consider looking into in the future. Once the furniture is dry, you’re good to go. Situate your furniture where it won’t be under a drip line from a roof or tree limb. Treat it with a fish-oil-based primer, like Rust-Oleum’s Rusty Metal Spray Primer (about $5; The Home Depot )—it prevents corrosion and binds to the rust to create a paintable surface.
Glaze Effects are translucent water based colors that may be used over any water based stain or paint to create beautiful decorative finishes such as distressing, antiquing, Strie?, marble effects, shabby chic, burnishing, color washing, rag rolling and wood graining. Premium Plus Ultra® is a high-performance paint and primer in one that provides ultimate durability and excellent hide with fewer coats. I have a pine table, 4 chairs and a Pine TV unit lndoor furniture I would like to use under a patio cover. The sheen of the paint doesn’t really matter because you are going to cover it anyhow. It is health safe and does not yellow, thus retains the new look of the furniture.
Water repellents also stabilize wood somewhat, reducing its tendency to check (crack) and warp. Fill any holes or cracks with our Multi Purpose Wood Filler Then put on 2 coats of our Super Flexible Primer & Undercoat This will help your paint stick and make it last longer. In the morning when I saw the colorful stripes on the fabric, I knew I would be painting the chairs each a different color. I did paint a larger table top that the drawer belongs to and it is fine (fingers crossed).