Return to the Woodworking Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Highchair Renewal

Posted by roamjo (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 27, 09 at 14:52

I have an old highchair that is covered with flaking black paint, I want to be able to keep the look but remove the flaking paint without removing all the paint - it has gold details on the chair that i would like to keep - should I just wash the chair down with denatured alcohol , acetone or lacquer thinner?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Highchair Renewal

Any chemical that will remove the flaking paint will also remove the non-flaking paint. If you just want to knock off the loose flakes, you'll have to do so mechanically. If the flakes are very loose then you might just scrub the chair down with a scotchbrite pad or something similar. But, really, if the flaking is extensive and the chair is old, it's time to kiss the gold details goodbye and completely strip the whole chair. That old paint may contain lead, which, in a high chair, is just a nightmare waiting to happen.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Woodworking Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here