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How To Paint Wicker Furniture

How To Paint Wicker Furniture

This video from VideoJug and Aspect Maintenance demonstrates how to paint wicker furniture. Beware of unsightly blobs and paint spray! Do it right the first time.

My name is Tom and I work for Aspect Maintenance and I'm going to show you how to paint wicker furniture. The one thing to bear in mind when trying to paint something like this, which is just a wicker trunk, it's going to need a spray finish because in order for the paint to get into all the nooks and crevices. If you put it on with a brush it's just going to drip through and you're going to end up jamming up the paint.

It's going to collect and it's not going to give you a nice even finish. So, if we were painting this trunk, the first thing you would need to do is make sure you sheet up all around it, probably two to three meters away. As you’re spraying it with a spray paint you'll obviously get a lot of fine paint residue that's always in the atmosphere and settles.

If it settles on your furniture or your floor it's going to stay there and it's going to be a nightmare to get off. So just make sure you sheet up properly. So, once you've done that you need to get a good quality primer; spray primer you can get them in a can.

Spray it first with the primer and let it dry. Usually they'll be an all day primer so you can leave it; give it 24 hours. Once you've done that you can give it your top coat and on something like this it's going to take two to three coats just to get it looking solid and finished in white or any color that you choose.

You can have anything you like really. Okay so when you actually come to spray paint and put finish coats on; if you have a can spray, what you want to do is just have a nice even stroke as you're going over the surface so you're not staying over one spot for too long. You'll find the paint will gather and it's going to look ugly and it's going to drip through and it's not going to give you a nice flat finish.

So, nice even slow strokes and build up. You're not going to get it covered in the first go, or even the second, third or fourth. It might take you five times before you get a nice painted and solid surface.

You just need to keep letting it dry and going back to it. And that's how you paint wicker furniture.