5 Easy Steps To Paint Rattan Furniture
Rattan, also known by the name of cane or wicker furniture, is mainly composed of stiff, woven material like willow, reed, or with paper (wire-wrapped). Rattan furniture can be used on decks, patios as well as interior parts of your place. Painting rattan furniture like chair gives beautiful & shinning look to it. However, the paint on rattan chairs may begin to flake off and peel, in this situation you have to refinish your rattan furniture by removing the old paint and finish. Here are some quick and easy steps to paint or refinish your old rattan furniture, you just need to follow the given steps carefully in order to get the fast & better results.
- Work Area: Always remember to work in a place that is well-ventilated in order to avoid any self-damage, make sure to wear safety equipment such as hand gloves, face mask, eye goggles, etc.
- Remove And Clean: First try to get rid of any old and flaky paint. Before painting your rattan furniture, you need to strip the old finish because the new paint won't stick to your furniture if the old finish is not stripped off. Clean your rattan furniture with a mild detergent, water, and a bristle brush or apply the paint stripper to rattan furniture with a brush if the paint chips still remain after you have washed your furniture.
- Dry And Sand: Once you finished your washing process, let the rattan furniture dry for nearly 24 to 48 hours, and then sand your furniture with light-grit sandpaper, always concentrate on smoothing the rough edges of the furniture.
- Vacuum And Primer: Now, clean the dust using vacuum cleaner, which comes after the sanding process, after cleaning the furniture, apply primer on it by using the compressor sprayer, spray paint or a brush to paint on the wood primer. Once done then leave it for 8 hours then turn your furniture and apply a second coat of primer on it.
- Dry And Paint: After applying the second coat, now let the furniture dry for about 24 hours and then paint your rattan furniture with your selected paint (oil-base indoor/outdoor or latex paint) by using the paintbrush, apply at least 2 coats of paint and leave your rattan furniture for 7 days before using it.