After a couple of years, you are bound to require a repainting or retouch for your wicker furniture. Before you start working on your expensive and antique pieces, make sure you practice on a piece of cheap garden furniture first.
Here are simple guidelines to getting the perfect finish to your repainting project:
1.Prepping Your Furniture
Before you start repainting your outdoor furniture, you need to make sure you get rid of all flaking paint with the help of a flat-head screw driver blade or paint scraper. Make sure that you are not damaging the strands or the weaves of your Wicker Furniture.
One can also remove paint flakes by spraying the pieces with a high pressure car wash hose. Remember to control the pressure such that it does not weaken the glued joints and damage the rattan reed.
After your furniture is completely dried off, use a natural bristle brush to apply two coats of oil-based wood primer to avoid absorption of the final coat of paint. This stage is especially crucial in case you are choosing to change the shade of your furniture.
After the drying of the primer, now apply two light coats of oil-based paint.
3.Picking the Correct Type of Paint
It is strongly recommended that you pick a paint type which holds on to the wicker easily, remains flexible and is robust. Oil based outdoor house paints are the best available options. Many people choose to use latex to paint their furniture, but this tends to flake easily.
Remember to wear all your safety gear and work in a well ventilated space. If you intend to use spray paint and you are working outdoors, make sure that winds are in your favour.
Make sure the paint is completely dried off before you apply the next coat or it may give you a shoddy finish making your antique furniture look like Cheap Garden Furniture.
Now that your furniture is as good as new, you can freely start hosting events and Barbecues for your friends and family to enjoy!