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Need help painting dining chairs

Posted by r1tas (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 27, 11 at 19:45

I am interested in buying these dining chairs from Overstock:

However, I need them in black finish as the dining table and my other furniture is black. So, I want to buy the above chairs and paint the legs in black. I am scared that I might ruin them. Can anyone please provide some directions on how I can do this? I have painted some rooms in my home before but have never painted any furniture.

Should I sand, prime, and then paint? What type of paint should I use. I read about paint thinners, what are those? SW is close to me but I can get BM paint as well. Which is better for painting furniture and what is the black that is generally used for painting furniture?

Sorry for the long list of questions.

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RE: Need help painting dining chairs

In addition to the responses you get here, you might want to post this on the Home Decorating forum along with photos of the room. There are lots of amateur painters over there who can suggest colors. Or they might convince you that the cherry finish would work in your room.

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