This chair makeover by The Painted Pear in Florida is absolutely stunning! Look at what they did with a little MudPaint. I can’t believe the before and after picture are of the same chair. Can you imagine how many people have sat in this chair and how many more will over the years? The stories they will tell sitting in this chair, the memories that will be created, it’s just amazing the long life of a piece of furniture if we continue to refinish them.
Planning a chair makeover is so rewarding because of the memories. As a kid, sitting with my gram and pap and listening to their stories. Then as they aged, sitting beside their bed and remembering painting and clock making with them. One of the reasons I love refinishing furniture, is the history behind a piece and being able to update it to continue it’s story. Giving new life to a piece and keeping it in homes instead of in a landfill is rewarding. Looking at this chair and how MudPaint’s Just Black transformed it is unbelievable. Just Black gave this chair new life…for years to come.
Painting chairs with MudPaint is easy to do because of the amazing coverage. Follow these steps:
- Clean the surface well.
- A light sanding is recommended. If you are painting over peeling paint, scrape and sand to smooth.
- If there are holes, fill them with wood filler and then sand smooth.
- A primer is not needed on most surfaces. However, if a smooth or slick surface, painting a lighter color, painting over a stain or wood with red undertones, or if painting a wood that is known to bleed, a primer is recommended. MudPaint is compatible with water based primers, cover stain and KILZ.
- Be sure surface is free of dust.
- Clean with wet rag and allow to dry completely.
- Before using MudPaint, shake can vigorously and stir thoroughly.
- Apply Just Black with a MudPaint brush, working in the direction of the grain of the wood.
- For a more distressed look, paint any which way.
- Most surfaces need only a single coat.
- If applying a second coat, allow to dry, and then lightly sand between coats.
- Allow to dry completely before sanding if distressing.
- If desired, finish with a clear coat for high traffic areas. For low traffic areas, finish with wax.
Thats it! Sit back, relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor – knowing it will last far in to the future!