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Painted spindleback chair

Postby steve tomlin » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:30 pm

Last feb I asked for advice and suggestions for an ash spindleback chair which had gone mouldy. viewtopic.php?f=23&t=1770&hilit=mould+chair

This week I finally finished the chair, having painted it with Robin's egg/oil paint recipe. I love the effect of the paint but found it quite difficult in use to get an even coverage; I'll experiment with other recipes. The seat is woven with paper rush which I really like; feels, works and looks like real rushes but much easier to store and a lot cheaper.

I'm pleased with this chair, it's for my house.

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Re: Painted spindleback chair

Postby robin wood » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:51 pm

That's lovely Steve, lots more pigment for a more even covering but I really like it when you can see the grain through like this.
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Re: Painted spindleback chair

Postby steve tomlin » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:52 am

I'm really happy with the 'depth' of colour and that you can see the grain through but I mean that when I painted the chair the paint just didn't stick to some areas..
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Re: Painted spindleback chair

Postby jarrod stonedahl » Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:42 am

steve, great looking chair. you can also make paint with just boiled linseed and pigment, takes days to dry though. mix into paste first then thin to your liking with more oil. but i like the paint job on your chair.
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