What kind of paint can I use on wicker furniture?

What kind of paint can I use on wicker furniture?

What kind of paint can I use on wicker furniture?

Answer: I recommend using an oil-based indoor/outdoor house paint, applied using a compressor sprayer. It remains flexible, adheres to the wicker readily, and is extremely durable. In years past, I have seen far too many wicker pieces painted with Latex, that begin to flake off only after a few years of application.

Can you use spray paint on wicker?

Painting a wicker basket is child's play with spray paint. It covers quickly and gets into all of the hard to reach places a brush would struggle with. Wicker baskets add texture to your home and are great for storing logs, newspapers, magazines – not forgetting clean (and not-so-clean) washing.

Can you use rustoleum on wicker?

If your new home project is painting wicker shabby chic to go with your sophisticated taste, Rust-Oleum All Surface Spray Paint is what you need to get. Not only does it give your furniture amazing finishes, but it also prevents them from fading and chipping.

Is it OK to spray paint wicker furniture?

Sometimes, if you are sure you are dealing with a rattan reed wicker piece, (rather than the paper wicker) the flaking paint can also be removed at a high-pressure car wash where you spray the piece yourself. Keep in mind that it’s very easy to damage the rattan reed with extremely high pressure and the water may weaken the glue joints.

What should I do before painting a wicker chair?

Remove old, flaky paint. Before painting wicker chairs, you need to strip the old finish, otherwise the new paint won't stick. Clean your cane chair with a mild detergent, water and a bristle brush. Put on safety equipment, such as goggles, gloves and a face mask before you refinish cane furniture.

Is it OK to use wicker furniture outside?

Unfortunately, wicker and rattan by themselves are not ideal for outdoor use, especially in areas with extreme heat and humidity. These materials just won’t hold up for several years because of the moisture. However, if you seal your wicker or rattan (if you don’t wan’t to paint it) to greatly increase the longevity of the piece outdoors.

What should I do if my wicker furniture gets wet?

Keep the shape of the wicker as best as possible. Avoid sitting or placing any objects on the furniture before it is completely dry, as the wicker may form a new shape when wet. Expect to wait several days for the wicker to dry entirely. Dust with a feather duster or dry cloth.

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