How to choose the right paint for wicker furniture
Before you paint wicker furniture, you need to figure out what composition it is better to cover it. Two of the most popular materials from which wicker chairs, armchairs, footstools and other interior items – vine and rattan – require different paints. Fortunately, the assortment of paint solutions in stores is plentiful.
How to paint wicker furniture made of vines and flanders? It’s easy, because almost any paint will lay on it. Beginning restorers are encouraged to work with just such items. The only thing to remember is not to apply a thick layer of dye, but to apply at the end of the brush (or use an aerosol). Otherwise, the paint will clog the narrow gaps and ruin the appearance.
Rattan furniture costs a lot, so you can’t just take a chair that has lost its look to the dump. Despite the rarity, this material is undemanding to the paint – suit the usual oil, which can then be covered with varnish: glossy or matte. The most common colors for painting include black and white, but the final shade depends solely on the fantasy of the owner.
Anyone who has ever painted wicker furniture with chalk paint, noted its versatility – the main advantage of the chalk coating. To apply chalk, you do not need to remove the old paint: it is enough to cover in advance with a primer. The composition of such paint includes wax, chalk and silicates, allowing you to put it on any surface: wicker, PVC, metal and even clay. It’s perfect for painting old wicker furniture – the chalk gives an aged and worn effect, needed for restorations, for example.