French Provensial

Old 05-03-08, 06:59 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 1
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
French Provensial

I have some French Provensial chairs that are 45 years old that I want to repaint. They are yellowed but were an off white when new. I would like to re-paint them a lighter white before doing the upholstery part. Do I need to strip all the old paint off or can I just prime it. There are no breaks in the wood. Also, can a spray paint be used or does this need to be hand brushed? What type of paint do you recommend?

Thank you
Old 05-05-08, 09:40 AM
George's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: South Hill, Va. USA
Posts: 2,817
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Clean the chairs thoroughly, then lightly sand. It is not necessary to remove the old paint, assuming it's in good condition.

Wipe the sanding dust off before painting.

An aerosole will work - I use Krylon for this type of work. Light multiple coats work much better than a heavy coat. It removes the possiblity of drips, sags, and runs.

Do the underside first - with the chair upside down. Then do the rest.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: