I got these two wicker chairs when I gave my front porch a makeover last year. They were a bargain on Craig’s Llist and they were generally in pretty good shape except for one thing – every time someone sat in them little chips of paint would fall off all over my new dark tile floor. It made me nuts!
It was like my porch had a big old case of dandruff and I was constantly sweeping up paint chips. House dandruff. Yuck!
So I decided that I needed to refresh the wicker chairs and get them ready for spring porch sitting.
It’s really pretty easy to refresh wicker chairs when they are in decent shape.
First, I brushed off the whole chair with a good stiff brush removing as many flakes of loose paint as I could. I made sure to turn the chair in all directions and clean it thoroughly.
Then I went over the whole thing with the brush attachment on my vacuum cleaner to remove any dirt or chippy paint.
After they were all cleaned up I gave them a couple of coats of Krylon Cover Maxx and allowed them to dry.
Using one of these pistol grip attachments makes using spray paint so much easier on my hands.
Allow the paint to “cure” for 72 hours before using so that the paint dries to a hard finish. This will help keep anything from damaging your new finish.
No more chippy paint! No more cobwebs and no more dirt. Just white, white, white wicker furniture.
They almost look brand new and they don’t leave flakes of paint all over the floor.
I love sitting on my front porch in the morning with a cup of coffee or when it’s raining out.
Heck, I love sitting out there just about any time of day for any reason! It’s like being outside without the mosquito bites!
Are you a porch sitter?