Produced by Kathy Barnes
Glass: Make sure the glass is clean and dry before you begin. Use a
fine paintbrush and glass paint. Tip: Go slowly to avoid trapping air
bubbles in the paint. Seal it with glass-paint varnish.
Metal: Clean the surface with a stiff wire brush to remove rust, then
wipe with a cloth. Spray with metal primer; let dry. Apply several thin
coats of a paint formulated with rust inhibitors. Tip: If you use spray
paint, apply lightly to avoid runny drip marks.
Painted wood: Strip old paint using Ready-Strip, an eco-friendly paint
and varnish remover that can peel away up to seven layers at a time
(backtonatureprod.com). Sand rough areas and wipe away dust with a
tack cloth. Apply two coats of primer, allowing it to dry between coats.
Then brush on two coats of latex paint, following the direction of the
wood grain. Seal with a coat of clear polyurethane to protect the finish.
June 09, 2012 4:35 PM
there is always too much over spray...on my outdoor chairs that are metal just like the one in the picture..how do you avoid that?
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