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Warm weather is finally here and it’s time to get outside and breathe in some fresh air! One of the things we all like to do is prep our outdoor spaces to maximize the space we have. It doesn’t matter if the space is a patio, porch, or backyard – it should be inviting and welcoming!
But, who can buy new outdoor furniture every season?! If you have old, tired lawn chairs or patio furniture that could use some sprucing up – use MudPaint! Yep, you can use MudPaint on plastic, metal, tile, wood – and yes even wicker! – nearly every surface! MudPaint is eco-friendly, LEED-compliant and it’s unique, clay-based formula with natural earthen materials requires little prep work and no waxing for a smooth coat.
Though it can be intimidating at first, wicker furniture is very easy to update and paint.
Materials Needed to paint wicker furniture:
- Wax Brush – this is important as our wax brush has stiffer and stouter bristles. Perfect for wicker furniture!
- MudPaint Clay Furniture Paint
- A Rad Pad Adhesive Sanding Pad. For this project, the less coarse, higher grit is a great option!
- Drop Cloth
- Our unique, Matte Finish Clear Coat Protective Finish or our Finishing Wax.
Now, for the steps to follow, just read on below for how to paint wicker furniture with MudPaint!
- Clean your wicker furniture to make sure to start with a smooth surface.
- Pour MudPaint into a tray. Dip your brush into the paint and then blot off excess. This will prevent you from getting drips as you paint.
- Brush the paint on side to side, making sure to get into all crevices. MudPaint is eco-friendly, LEED-compliant and it’s unique, clay-based formula with natural earthen materials requires little prep work and no waxing for a smooth coat.
- Most surfaces need only a single coat as our coverage and adhesion is quite remarkable!
- If applying a second coat, allow to dry, and then lightly sand between coats. This is a great way to remove any brush marks that may appear.
- Allow to dry completely before sanding if distressing.
- Finally, as outdoor wicker furniture is used frequently, we recommend a good application or two of our Matte Finish Clear Coat. Or, if looking for a higher sheen with a touch more gloss, a coat of our Finishing Wax applied with our Wax Brush is a great option. (And click here for tips on how to clean your wax brush after use — they can last for years if cleaned well!)