My wicker chair needed a facelift in the worst way. The biggest challenge with wicker and woven wood furniture is trying to paint in between all the nooks and crannies and get a smooth and quality paint job. As soon as my Finish Max Super arrived at my doorstep, I knew I had the perfect pairing. I loved the various paint tips that were included. I picked a paint tip that was the right size for my paint consistency and got to work giving this old chair a new look.
Clean the wicker furniture.
Remove dust and dirt with Simple Green and a clean cloth. Use a brush and hose if needed to get the woven areas clean if there’s a lot of dust build-up. Allow your piece to dry thoroughly before moving on to the next step.
Tape and protect areas that you don't want painted.
Use painters tape and a plastic drop cloth to protect any areas that won’t get painted. Plastic sheets or a garbage bag work well for wide surfaces.
Spray a sample board and adjust the paint flow as needed.
Use a board or heavy piece of cardboard and spray a test pattern. It's easy to adjust the spray flow on the Finish Max Super with the little dial that's located on the handle. You'll want a nice, even flow of paint that will cover your piece with one pass of the sprayer.
Paint with a slow and even, back and forth motion. I like to start at the bottom on a piece so I can see how the paint sprayer is coating my piece before moving onto the more visible areas.
Add finishing detail.
This step is optional. Dry brush paint in a contrasting color onto desired areas of the wicker chair for added detail. I share a great example of dry brushing in my Bakers Rack makeover tutorial. Use a clean painter's rag to wipe off excess paint. Dry brushing paint on wicker furniture looks best when the paint is not perfectly even. This step adds depth to the paint project.
I hope you enjoyed this project and thanks for reading! I'm Wendi with H2OBungalow . My job is to inspire you to create a style in your home that's true to you. I'm a DIY'er through and through. I share hundreds of tutorials in home improvement and home decor on my blog that will help you create a home you love without breaking the bank.