Chair makeover

Jazz up a tired set of wicker chairs with eye-popping colours and metallic paint 

By Sarah Heeringa. Photography Tony Brownjohn

Step 1

Wipe chairs down with a soft cloth to remove any dust or dirt.

Step 2

With a small brush, paint frames with Resene Enamacryl Metallic. We used Resene Silver Aluminium. We chose not to use a base coat in order to achieve a brushed-metal effect, but for a smooth finish, undercoat first in Resene Lumbersider.

Step 3

To protect the metallic finish, topcoat the frames in Resene Multishield+ (for outdoor use) or Resene Aquaclear (for indoor use). 

Step 4

Paint wicker with Resene Enamacryl Gloss Waterborne Enamel. An old paintbrush works best to get between the woven strands. We chose Resene Flamingo for a burst of brightness.

You will need

• Old wicker chairs with metal frames

• Small paintbrush 

• Rough medium-sized paintbrush

• 500ml Resene Lumbersider (optional)

• 1 litre Resene Enamacryl Gloss Waterborne Enamel

• 500ml Resene Enamacryl Metallic

• 500ml Resene Multishield+ or Resene Aquaclear

For more Resene makeovers, click here 

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