How to Paint a Child's Rocking Chair

What You'll Need
Drop cloth
Tack cloth
Spray paint
Old rag
Clear coat spray

A child's rocking chair is usually passed down from child to child, or even to a grandchild. With the beating they take from little ones, you may want to give it a fresh coat of paint.

Step 1 - Sand the Surface

You will want to do this outside or in a garage so the dust doesn't fly all over your house. Place the rocking chair on a drop cloth and sand the entire surface to remove any loose debris. Wipe with a tack cloth to clean off the sandpaper residue, and you're ready to start painting.

Step 2 - Painting Your Rocking Chair

Spray the rocking chair with paint by applying it in a sweeping motion to get an even coat. Catch any runs in the paint immediately with an old rag. You can go back over these areas if this happens to even it out. Allow the rocking chair to completely dry. If desired, you can turn it over to paint the bottom too. After it has all dried, you will spray on the clear coat.

Step 3 - Apply Clear Coat Spray

Apply the clear coat in the same sweeping motion as you did the paint. If the rocking chair gets a lot of use, you can add a second coat for protection.