I’ve spray painted just about everything: plastic, glass, wood, fiberglass, mirror, metal, ribbon, laminate, etcetera. It generally dries faster and doesn’t require clean-up since no paint brushes are involved. The cold air will not only effect the spray, but the way the paint dries and cures. Whether you’re turning a ladder-back chair into a flower planter or want to put your favorite wooden rocker on the porch, here are some tips on how to get the most life out of wood furniture in the garden.
Restoring the Color After removing the sanding dust with a clean, soft cloth, it was time to add back the color that sunlight, weather and time had taken out of the wood. Enhance the natural look of your interior furniture with Asian Paints Touchwood Interior. Water repellents that contain a small amount of wood preservative are called, not surprisingly, water-repellent wood preservatives.
Ideal for small to medium-sized projects, the Krylon stain protects against UV protection and repels water. Outdoor cushions should have filling that resists mildew, but it’s still a good idea to get them dry as quickly as possible. I have been restoring antique furniture and building antique reproductions for over 30 years. Sanding between coats of any stain, paint or top coat is referred to as Buffing.
Asian Paints Melamyne Gold Clear is a clear, non-yellowing, acid-cured premium wood finish which provides good resistance against daily wear and tear like stains and scratches. Browse through our range of wood finishes for furniture to find the right product for your furniture. If you sand first, spray on a 75 degree day with low humidity and use light coats you will have success. This allows the paint to do it’s thing” – basically scientifically – to let the molecules settle, connect and really adhere to the surface. Hotter, drier air temperatures will condition the wood quickly, but wet weather will prolong the process.
Although it’s easy to think of these products as being primarily for decking and siding that won’t receive a top coat of paint, applying a water-repellent wood preservative to all sides of a piece of exterior wood before painting provides the best protection against decay and doesn’t need to be reapplied until the paint fails. Advantages: Thick protective barrier keeps the wood safe and offers a strong first line of defense against the elements.
If you see paint collect on your sandpaper, stop immediately to keep paint globs from scratching the surface. I had lots of white paint left over from painting the ceilings of our remodel, so I used that. I’m already planning how I’ll finish the piece, but I’m 8 mos PG and have to finish this project before I can realisitically start on a painting project.
Once you’re done, keep your outdoor furniture in good shape by spreading a towel before you apply suntan lotions or oils. If mildew stains remain, check the care label to see whether you can use chlorine bleach, or test in an inconspicuous place whether 1 tablespoon of bleach mixed into 1 cup of water removes the stain without wrecking the color or texture of the fabric.
It may seem like a fast solution and a good idea to use a high-pressure cleaner for the wooden deck, but on wood it will do more harm than good. If the old finish is in bad condition, you may choose to remove all the old finish down to the bare wood. To me, it’s not necessarily a problem with paint coverage, but a weird thing that happens with the finish.
There’s probably an old dresser, chair, or table you’ve sequestered in a dark corner of your basement or attic that’s covered with cracked and blistered paint. If you plan to apply a second coat, be sure to apply it within the first hour, while paint is still wet. I used Behr Premium Semi-Transparent Weather Proofing Wood Stain in Cordovan Brown. Asian Paints Apcolite Premium Gloss Enamel imparts a shiny new look to surfaces painted with this finish. Purchasing a spray gun is something that I will consider looking into in the future. Whether the furniture is wood, plastic or metal, the first steps are always the same.
We recommend using Benjamin Moore’s ARBORCOAT® Solid Deck & Siding Stain (640) , which is available in any of our thousands of colors and is especially formulated to protect against weather and temperature extremes as well as UV rays. I know it’s outdoor furniture, but after your stain is dry you can add a couple of thin coats of clear to help seal it, and make it last longer as well. Sometimes, if you are sure you are dealing with a rattan reed wicker piece, (rather than the paper wicker) the flaking paint can also be removed at a high-pressure car wash where you spray the piece yourself.