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Varnished chair

It’s easy to revamp an old varnished chair into a stylish piece of furniture with a little bit of help from Resene.

Ways with wood with Mark Rayner - Project 81

Difficulty level: Easy

You will need: Clean cloth, old varnished wooden chair, paintbrush, paint stirrer, Resene Aquaclear semi-gloss, Resene Colorwood Enhance in Resene Red Brown, sandpaper.

To get the look: Mark painted the background wall with Resene SpaceCote Flat tinted to Resene Rice Cake.

Other ideas: For a bolder dark and glossy effect use Resene Colorwood Enhance Black mixed with Resene Aquaclear gloss.

Step 1
Step one
Lightly sand the chair to ‘key’ the surface.
Step 2
Step two
Wipe off any sanding residue with a clean cloth.
Step 3
Step three
Shake the Resene Colorwood Enhance.
Step 4
Step four
Pour the Resene Colorwood Enhance into the Resene Aquaclear.
Step 5
Step five
Carefully stir the Resene Colorwood Enhance into the Resene Aquaclear until it’s evenly dispersed.
Step 6
Step six
Apply one coat of the coloured Resene Aquaclear to the chair, brushing in the direction of the grain, and allow to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Apply a second coat of the coloured Resene Aquaclear to the chair, brushing in the direction of the grain, and allow to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply a third coat of the coloured Resene Aquaclear to the chair, brushing in the direction of the grain, and allow to dry.

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