Step 1: Clean the Veneer Seat
Step 2: Clean the Legs
Step 3: Paint the Legs
Step 4: Paint the Seat
Step 5: Create the Design
Produced by Gema Beneitez
Do this using a cloth and TSP detergent solution. Sand with 80-grit sandpaper to roughen the surface so that the primer will adhere; then, wipe clean.
Do this using mineral spirits, scouring any rust spots using a wire brush.
Wash with a mild detergent then smooth with 150-grit sandpaper and leave to dry completely.
Use a two-in-one rust converter product that primes and topcoats new or lightly rusted ferrous metals, leaving it to dry for at least 16 hours between coats.
Prime the seat and apply a coat of white gloss acrylic, leaving it to dry then lightly smoothing with 180-grit sandpaper and applying a second coat.
Measuring the chair back and seat to divide it vertically into five sections; then, mark spot centers every 3-in. along the lines, staggering them slightly.
Apply masking tape over the marks to make circles on the tape by marking around a coin.
Cut around the circles using a utility knife, peeling away the tape circle to paint.
Apply colored gloss acrylics or artist paint over the circles with a small brush and leave to dry.
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