How to paint wicker furniture?

If you are planning on moving into your new home, but you can’t afford to buy new furniture, consider giving your wicker pieces a new lease of life with a fresh coat of paint.

You will need – A vacuum, stiff-bristled brush, a bucket, water, mild detergent, a sponge, bleach and a spray bottle with water, soft cloth, dust mask, spray primer and spray paint.

Step 1 – Set up your workspace, by taking your furniture outdoors and placing it on newspaper to catch any paint spills.

Step 2 – Clean the dust off using you’re the vacuum and then brush off any chipped lose paint with the bristle brush.

Step 3 – With soapy water and a sponge, wash your wicker furniture. If you see any mildew clean it with a mixture of bleach and water. You should then let your wicker air-dry in the sun for a few hours.

Step 4 – You will now need to prime your furniture. It is best to use a few coats of primer before applying your spray paint. Always wear a dust mask when applying primer and hold the spray-can at least a foot away from the material. Once your furniture is dry, apply another coat of primer.

Step 5 – After your second coat of primer is dry, apply a thin layer of paint, following the same technique as above. It is a good idea to start with the underneath of the furniture first and then move to the visible areas second. Let your furniture dry thoroughly before applying the second coat.

Written by Wicker Paradise. Complement your setup with outdoor rattan furniture from Wicker Paradise, providers of the finest quality wicker furniture.