Caned Bench Makeover
Reclaim a vintage caned bench with a fresh coat of paint
HOW TO PAINT A CANED BENCH
Sometimes a dated piece of furniture only needs a new paint color to make it fresher and more relevant to today's style. This caned bench which would be hard to paint is a cinch to re-do using the Wagner sprayer. Lay a drop cloth outside and prep your piece for a makeover. Begin by wiping piece thoroughly with a tack cloth to remove all dust and debris. Spray with spray shellac to seal in the wood and stain varnish so that when paint is applied there will be no brown stain bleeding though.
Prepare for painting
Prepare bench by wiping down and applying a coat of spray shellac. Let dry thoroughly. Place drop cloth on ground and put bench upside down on the surface of the cloth.
Fill paint sprayer with paint
Load Wagner FLEXiO 3000 paint sprayer fitted with detail front end with paint. Hold sprayer 7-10 inches from the surface of the bench and with the nozzle set to a horizontal spray pattern spray the underside of the bench until fully coated with paint.
Paint bench with paint sprayer
To paint the legs of the bench turn the sprayer nozzle to the vertical pattern and spray all sides of each leg.
Finish painting bench
Once legs are painted turn spray nozzle to the horizontal spray pattern and coat rest of bench back and underside.
Spray second coat with a paint sprayer
Cane back can be painted in the same fashion with the sprayer held 7-10 inches from the surface and sprayed in an even horizontal pattern in smooth passes from left to right. Let dry thoroughly.
Flip bench over
Flip bench placing right side up on the paint cloth.
Evenly coat the rest of bench
Continue spraying the furniture piece until all wood and cane areas are covered in an even coat of paint.
Final coat of paint
Find any places on the bench that require more paint. Spray again and let dry thoroughly.
Style bench and enjoy
Style with pre-made pillows or hand make pillows to add a layer of cushion to the bench.
Canvas paint cloth
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