Wooden rocking chair painting

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Wooden rocking chair painting

I am attempting to repaint some rocking chairs that were on my porch and am not getting very good results. Here's what I've done:

Washed them with Jomax cleaner, rinsed with power washer. This left a mix of some bare spots but mostly spots with some paint remaining.

First tried several light coats of spray paint and primer in one. That looked OK in parts but a lot of parts didn't cover well. I then went back and tried some primer and that helped but still didn't cover uniformly.

Any suggestions on what to do next?
 
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Have you sanded down the wood after the cleaning and before putting on the primer?
 
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Spray paint is seriously diluted paint; takes an awful lot of spraying to cover.
 
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Just a very quick once over with some fine sandpaper, but that's it.
 
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I'd brush the chairs, that will apply a thicker coat of paint, work the paint into the wood better and give longer lasting protection. It's too difficult to apply enough paint with a rattle can to get good coverage or lasting protection.
 
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OK, thanks. I'm thinking because of some of the uneven coverage, I should maybe do another light sanding now. What do you think? How about deglosser and/or a brushed on primer before painting?
 
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Liquid deglosser should only be used on old finishes, it's not intended for fresh primer or paint.
A light sanding between coats is always a good practice!
 
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