06:26PM | 06/14/03
Member Since: 06/13/03
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I purchased six dining room chairs from a reputable catalog/online store. The chairs are solid and well built. However the painted black finish looks nice but scratches and scuffs extremely easy. It is not affordable to send them back due to the fact that I would have to pay shipping a second time to retun them. I have a busy family of six and need the black painted finish that will stay put. Please help as my husband is less that thrilled with my rather expensive online purchase. Is there anything I could apply that would protect and preserve the finish??

[This message has been edited by Lei (edited June 16, 2003).]


07:35AM | 06/15/03
Member Since: 02/03/03
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Lei - Ikea chairs? They have nice products - but the paints they use aren't the most durable.

I would find a nice low sheen black alkyd paint - and just repaint them.

Rustoleum makes a nice Satin black alkyd - not a spray - in a can.

You should be able to find this at The Home Depot.

Mr. Paint


03:18PM | 06/16/03
Member Since: 06/13/03
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Dear Mr. Paint

Thank you for the suggestion. Will I need to prep the chairs before repainting???
Also, I was unable to find out what kind of paint the chairs were originally finished with. Will there be a problem using an alkyd over an unknown type of paint? Thank your for your patience as you can see I do not have alot of painting experience under my belt. THANKS!

[This message has been edited by Lei (edited June 16, 2003).]


04:16PM | 06/16/03
Member Since: 02/03/03
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That product will stick over whatever you have on there.

Make sure they are clean - wipe down with Methyl Hydrate (alcohol)

Light sand (180 grit) - just dull them - don't sand through what is there. Dmap rag the dust.

Apply two coats - sanding between - they will look great - and last longer too!

Mr. Paint



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