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£5 wicker chair makeover with spray chalk paint

by Clare Mansell
Transforming a wicker chair with spray chalk paint

If you’ve been following this blog for a while you’ll know that I’m quite a fan of chalk paint and the furniture makeovers you can do with it. So, it’s probably no surprise that when I was offered the chance to try out chalk paint in a spray I was rather quick to say yes!

Transforming a wicker chair with spray chalk paint. Such a quick and easy way to get a professional finish with chalk paint without the brush marks too!

Pinty Plus chalk paint is sold in the UK by novasolspray.co.uk and until I was offered the review, I’d never come across it. Spray paint has many advantages and I thought it would be perfect for making over some wicker furniture in time for the summer. Doing this kind of furniture with a brush is tricky and often results in a rather messy finish as paint pools in the small gaps in the design.

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Pinty Plus comes in 18 colours in 400ml aerosol cans which cover 2 m2. I chose pale turquoise for my makeover and picked up a bargain broken wicker chair in our local antiques place for £5.

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We fixed the chair with some garden wire and I spent a lovely hour in the garden giving it two light coats of paint and a top coat of spray varnish. You can see the whole process in the video at the bottom of this post..

The paint was incredibly quick to apply and is touch dry in 20 minutes. It was rather windy in our garden on the day I did it (as you’ll see in the video!) which probably didn’t make best use of the paint, but the two cans I used gave it a good finish.

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Our garden wire repair (which you can see in the first close up above) worked really well and my mum actually ended up spending most of Easter Sunday sitting on it…without incident! (That would have been embarrassing if the repair hadn’t held!) I added some lovely cushions in spring colours from House Of Fraser as a final touch.

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The paint starts at £11.50 a tin with discounts for multiple purchases (and it’s also sold with Amazon and eBay) so it is more expensive than Annie Sloan, but also much easier and faster to apply. I much prefer the even finish it gives and will definitely be buying more cans in the future.

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5 comments

Donna March 29, 2016 - 7:58 pm

That chair looks so good once painted! What a great project. You are awesome at this kind of thing x

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Ruth March 31, 2016 - 3:49 pm

Wow love the outcome! And so easy to achieve the look. Going to keep my eye out for a wicker chair now 🙂

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Kara April 1, 2016 - 9:58 pm

I love it. The colour is perfect and there is nothing better than spray paint in my Mind.

So pretty. Quite jealous xx

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Christina - Ladybug Home April 3, 2016 - 7:21 am

Loving this project and spray paint. I have numerous paining projects on the agenda for the next couple months. Thank you for sharing!

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karen April 7, 2016 - 7:23 pm

What a gorgeous colour, it looks fab. I have so many things I want to paint, I just need to get on with it x

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