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Paint Wicker Furniture
Before painting wicker furniture make sure it is clean and paintable. If washing is needed, use a soap that is easily rinsed. Laundry detergent with a small amount of bleach works very well. Knowing the present finish may help determine the type of paint you must use. For durability reasons an oil-based paint is preferred. For small objects, a can of spray paint may be the best choice. Use spray paint outside on a calm day. To avoid breathing the paint fumes and overspray stay upwind and wear a respirator or mask. Brushing paint on wicker can be very time consuming and the results not always pleasing. Spraying should be your first choice, especially if there are several pieces and you have the equipment. To maintain the same color one thin coat may be enough. Because of the intricacies of the weave, a change of color may require two or more coats to achieve an even finish. If your choice is to contract the job, auto body shops, cabinet makers, outdoor furniture dealers and furniture builders might provide a service to spray a large grouping.
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