Upcycle a dining chair

Give mealtimes a makeover with a quick spritz of spray paint. Any plain pine table and chairs can be easily transformed with a swift coating of Rust-Oleum’s Painter’s Touch. Choose seasonal colours for a really festive look, such as this vibrant cherry red, or opt for a more subtle effect with paler shades. After a quick sanding, you can get straight into covering the wood surface with paint. In minutes you’ll be left with a new and shiny dining set ready for your Christmas feast.

  • Upcycle a dining chair
You’ll need
    • Rust-Oleum Painter’s
    • Touch spray paint
    • Rust-Oleum Surface
    • Primer (where necessary)
    • Newspaper/dust sheets
    • Masking tape
    • Wooden dining chair
    1. Move the chair to be painted to a well-ventilated area and place on top of newspaper or a dust-sheet. Mask off any areas that are not to be painted. Protect the surrounding area with additional dust sheets or newspaper.

    2. Ensure surfaces to be painted are free from loose paint, rust, wax, oil and grease. Previously painted surfaces should be abraded to provide a key. Unless you are painting with Rust-Oleum Universal spray paint, bare wood and metal should be primed with Rust-Oleum Surface Primer and bare plastic should be primed with Rust-Oleum Plastic Primer.

    3. Using your selected product/colour hold the can approximately 30cm from the surface of the chair and spray in a steady back and forth motion, slightly overlapping with each stroke. For best results whilst spraying keep the can the same distance from the surface and keep the can in motion. Apply several light coats a few minutes apart.