11 tips for painting like a pro


Prep your chair for a brand new paint job

Painting an old chair? You’ve got to clean it first. Remove grease, wax, and dirt by washing the chair with trisodium phosphate (TSP), TSP substitute, or detergent and water. Although it’s the least green option, TSP (at hardware and paint stores) does work best. Let the chair dry overnight. Sand it thoroughly with 120-grit sandpaper, so paint adheres.

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