Repainting Antiqued wood patio chairs

karynJuly 10, 2014

I'd like to preserve some of the yellowed color and distressed look but when I paint just white/offwhite (see underside painted) it just doesn't look right - too uniform and white white.

Maybe it's a simple as going over it a bit with sandpaper afterwards, but how can I refinish or clean up this look while still getting a coat of protection on it? We live in FL now (chairs came with us from CA) and the humidity is awful for wood outdoors...

Any idea how I can match that worn white color as well?

This post was edited by karyn on Thu, Jul 10, 14 at 12:57

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Milk paint might work.

Or latex paint primer that dries clear---Ultra deep tint base or equivalent---I get mine at Sherwin Williams. All modern paint needs to be mixed---there are usually 3-5 tint base formulations so the type and color can be mixed.

Ultra deep tint base looks milky, but dries clear as long a no colorant(s) are added.

Here is a link that might be useful: Milk paint

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 10:44PM
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Thanks handymac - that sounds really interesting and worth a try!

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 6:53AM
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