Just finished this custom designed rocking chair for a client and wanted to share it with you!
My client chose the colors and fabric and I loved putting it all together!
My client had done much of the hard work to remove the fabric and stain, but since I was spray painting, I wanted it to be completely smooth. There was a thick splotchy coat of wax that would interfere with the paint, so the power sander really came in handy here! I also had to do a fair amount of scraping to get the wax out of the tiny cracks.
My client wanted to keep the original cane work natural. So I used plastic and painters tape to protect it.
First step was Zinsser Shellac. I know I’ve talked about it before, but Zinsser seals in old stains and eliminates bleed-through. I use it every time!
Next I used Krylon’s Color Master paint plus primer spray paint, and did several coats to achieve the desired coverage.
One trick with spray paint is to sand in-between coats. That really ensured a smooth finish!
I sealed the paint with Minwax Spray Polycrilic, and just love how smooth it feels!
I got to try out my new air compressor with my staple gun for the upholstery! Makes me feel like such a big girl to have my own tools! The air compressor was a Mother’s Day present!
Sigh… some girls ask for pedicures… I ask for power tools!
Some gold trim and this beauty is ready to go!
What do you think? Ever had success with spray paint before?