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Chalk Paint on Fabric

Dress up faded fabric on upholstered chairs with chalk paint and refresh your dining set.

17/07/2017

Chalk paint is an easy way to give faded fabric on dining chairs a quick refresh. It's easy to apply, dries quick, and is available in a wide range of muted colours.

Medium paintbrush

Clean, lint-free cloth

Chalk paint in your choice of colour

Drop cloth

Find everything you need to paint your chairs at Builders Warehouse.

 

Preparation

Before you paint the fabric, give the chair frame a couple of coats of chalk paint in a complementary colour - one that goes well with you chair seat colour.

1. Use a quality paintbrush to apply chalk paint to the chair fabric. You will need to apply two coats for most fabrics, but some fabrics may need an additional coat. After applying two coats and letting dry, you should be able to determine whether additional coats are required.

2. Once the paint is thoroughly dry apply a thin coat of soft, clear wax - leave overnight and then buff to a soft sheen. The wax will deepen the colour slightly, giving it a more luxurious look.

And that's it - so easy to transform dated dining chairs with a trendy new look.

 

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