PAINT A CHAIR SILVER - how to

 
 This step by step is quite easy as long as patience is employed.
 
With most upholstered chairs the wood parts that you want painted don't have a lot
 of surface so taking a little extra time to perfect it will bring an amazing finish.
 
 
Supplies I used to achieve this silver finish:
 
stripped and cleaned wood framed chair
a latex primer that I could spray
paper towel or rag
1 can of silver spray paint I used Krylon but also like Rustoleum)
finishing sandpaper 220 or higher
and remember the most important thing is patience
 
The first step was to prime the chair frame, I sprayed it with white primer.
 
 
Once the primer is cured (check your manufacture's info)
use a finishing sandpaper 220 or higher to smooth the surface of any bumps or runs.
 
 
To get a stong finish wipe the surface of your primer with acetone right before you spray the silver.
**Be sure to do these steps outdoors.**
This softens the surface and makes sure the spray bonds extremely well.
 
 
 
Let the silver dry for several days before working on any upholstery.
 

 
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4 comments:

  1. Thanks for this post, Kristy. Did you sand the frame prior to spraying the primer on it? Can you put primer on existing painted wood? If so, does it matter if the old paint is latex or oil based? Thanks again!

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  2. It's funny. I just did a chair for my son's desk in silver over the weekend. I used the silver spray paint and quite honestly have been a little nervous that it won't last. He practically lives at his computer desk. Now that I saw this I feel better. I primed mine first too. Great chair!

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  3. Wonderful tutorial. I did not know about the acetone. Perfect info for a large frame I want to paint. Thanks!

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