Have you ever painted ladder back chairs with rush seats? After getting two chairs from a friend for free, I figured I didn’t have anything to loose.
This is a sponsored post from my friends at Homeright. Please visit Homeright DIY to see how I prepped and painted these chairs.
Painting Glazing Ladder Back Chairs
This is just after the primer coat of my infamous diy chalky paint primer that I make with plaster of paris. Of course I used that paint in my Super Finish Max Paint Sprayer. This job would have been so difficult to paint by hand.
The chairs were in decent shape, but I left out one step when prepping the rush seats. I discuss that over on Homeright.com. You see that speck of random yellow paint, I’m also sharing how that was easily dealt with.
How To Apply Glaze
I couldn’t leave well enough alone, I just had to glaze these white ladder back chairs. I used my favorite Smoked Glaze and a chip brush. I''m always telling you how much I love using these brushes for glazing, but I’m not sure you totally understand how fabulous they are. The chip brushes actually improve with age. I know many people use them as single use and throw them away, not me! I prefer to use my Finish Max sprayers for painting, but for glazing, these brushes are perfect.
Why I Love Chip Brushes For Glazing
The bristles of the chip brush are uneven and thin. That makes them perfect for apply glaze and dry brushing paint onto furniture pieces. You can see more tips for glazing in my post How To Glaze Painted Furniture.
The same chip brush is really great at getting the glaze into tight spaces because of the thin bristles.
Ladder Back Chairs Before & After Glaze
Do you like it better with or without the glaze? You will notice I didn’t glaze the rush seat. That’s still up for grabs. What do you think?
Should The Rush Seat be Glazed?
Here’s the chair in my kitchen with my old table. I’m hoping to build a new table this fall when I do some more updates in my kitchen.
I’d love for you to pin this project idea so others will know how easy it is to update ladder back chairs with paint and glaze.
Now, aren’t you curious about the prep work and special tips I have for painting these chairs? Visit my friends at Homeright DIY where you can find so many great projects to inspire you! (If you're an early riser, you may have to check their site in a couple of hours)
In addition, be sure to check out my friends’ projects for this month’s Thrift Store Decor Challenge below!
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