Basket chair can be a beautiful and practical addition to indoors or outdoors. Unfortunately, after years of wear, rattan furniture can show signs of aging. Basket chairs can be brought back to life with a fresh layer of paint. In a few simple steps, anyone can give new life to old furniture indoors and outdoors by cleaning and repainting a worn basket chair.
Cleaning a basket chair for repainting
Use a steel brush to scrape off old paint from any solid areas in the basket. Vacuum basket chair to remove dirt and chipping paint. Parts of furniture that you want to remain unpainted are masked with tape and newspaper, cloth or plastic film. The color is applied in bright, wide passages. Several coats may be required for satisfactory coverage.
Repainting a basket chair
Choose an enameled spray paint such as painting the basket chair. Keep spray paint 8 to 10 inches away from the basket chair. Paint with wide, even Stokes. Cover the basket with a layer of paint and allow the chair to dry. Spray basket chair with a second coat of paint. Allow the basket chair to dry for 48 hours before allowing anyone to sit in the chair. If the chair is to be used outside, choose an enamel spray paint intended for outdoor use. Spray paint only in well-ventilated areas.