The Cane Chair: Painting

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It’s painting time people! After the chair was all taped up and ready to go we took a walk outside and got busy.

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After my conversation with the paint guru at Home Depot I picked up Rust-Oleum spray paint in glossy black and a spray handle because I am a wuss and I didn’t want spray paint all over my hands. I lightly sanded the chair so that the paint would have a good surface to stick to. (Sorry I forgot to take pictures of this step.)

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This was my first real attempt at spray painting correctly. Which means I actually followed the instructions and didn’t try to finish it in one coat. Point number 1 for me! This is the chair after 1 light coat of paint.

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The directions say for a 70 degree day to wait 1 hour inbetween coats. However since I live in Western Washington and 70 degree days are rare, I waited 1 hour and 15 minutes between coats, just to be safe. It took a total of 3 coats to get the chair coated perfectly.

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I got a little over zealous with this chair leg and sprayed a bit too much paint during one of the coats, and it started to drip. To fix it I had to wait for the paint to dry and then I sanded out the drip and applied the next coat. Easy peasy and you can’t even tell where I did it.

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Next step was to remove the tape for the cane. I was careful to not touch the taping that is protecting the fabric of the chair.

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Here is what the chair looks like BEFORE spray painting the cane. It is so close to being a beautiful chair. Can you see it yet?

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Now I am waiting the 48 hours for the spray paint to fully cure before taping off the chair and spray painting the cane.

…tick….tock….tick….tock…tick…tock…

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Melanie

 This is a 4 part-er!

The Cane Chair Obsession

The Cane Chair: Prepping

The Cane Chair: Painting (current post)

The Cane Chair: Finishing!

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