How to upcycle a wooden chair

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How to upcycle a wooden chair

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Project Overview

Upcycle a favourite chair that’s looking a bit tired to give it a new lease of life.

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Step by Step Instructions

1 Prepare surface
2 Protect surrounding wood
3 Cover parts
4 Apply primer
5 Spray paint
  • Step 1. Prepare surface

    Sand the chair all over, this will create a good surface for the paint to adhere to.
  • Step 2. Protect surrounding wood

    Brush wood wax onto any wood that’s not going to be painted to protect it.
  • Step 3. Cover parts

    Use masking tape and newspaper to cover the parts of the chair you want to keep natural.

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    The masking tape will help give you a nice straight edge.

  • Step 4. Apply primer

    Paint primer onto the chair before you spray paint to create good base for the coloured paint to adhere to.
  • Step 5. Spray paint

    Evenly spray on the colour in a well ventilated area, then allow the paint to dry fully, before gently removing the newspaper and masking tape.

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