Monday, July 11, 2011

The Chairformation

In my recent post about lemonade, you see a black wicker chair in the background adorned with a very nice, fun flowered pillow. Well, the chairs – there are actually two of them – were not always black…just a few weeks ago, they were a drab natural wicker (they weren't always drab, but the elements have not been kind to those little old chairs). But, despite their dingy appearance, they were still quite functional, and with a little TLC, I was certain they could be restored to better than their original splendor!

A chair transformation.

Enter RUST-OLEUM Painters’ Touch Ultra Cover spray paint. This stuff is magic in a spray can!


Since I was in the spray paint can row at Home Depot forever (ok, not forever, but for a long time) I’d like to highlight and evaluate some of the product features that influenced my final purchase decision:

• Fast Drying: CHECK
• Ideal for wicker and more: CHECK
• Any angle spray with comfort tip: CHECK
• Double coverage: CHECK

I found that I was able to spray two chairs in less than 20 minutes and they were dry to the touch almost immediately and ready for a second coat. Both chairs were completely dry and ready to be bedazzled in 30 minutes!

I had enough left to spray paint my front iron railings.

Not bad for two $5 cans of spray paint! So, not only did I save money because I did not have to buy new chairs, there are two less items in some Pennsylvania landfill…love that!


Carol at Serendipity said...

That sounds like a great product. I wonder how that would work on metal. I have two metal ones that could use a facelift. I shall have to think about colors!
Thanks for sharing.

Joann said...

Hi your blog. The can says that it would be ideal for metal, indoor and outdoor! Let me know how you make out!

Marysol said...

Lovely results!
I was at the Home Depot this morning buying paint for my son's room (which I'll be working on later this week).
In any event, I wish I had caught this entry, as I've been meaning to paint a set of wicker chairs, and black is also the color of choice.

But, it's never too late, and it's good to know you did the entire project with only one can of paint.

Joann said...

Thanks Marysol. I'd love to see a photo of your project!