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Retro chair

It’s easy to transform a humble laminate chair into a retro feature with a little bit of help from Resene.

Retro chair - refinished

Fun with furniture with Mark Rayner - Project 52

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Clean cloths, laminate chair, paint stirrer, paintbrush, Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Tomorrow, Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer, sandpaper, warm soapy water.

To get the look: Mark varnished the floorboards with Resene Qristal Clear Polyurethane.

Other ideas: For a bright orange effect paint the chair with Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Adrenalin.

Step 1 Step one
Carefully wash the chair with warm soapy water and wipe off any residue with a damp cloth. Allow to dry.
Step 2 Step two
Lightly sand the laminate back and seat with sandpaper.
Step 3 Step three
Wipe off any sanding residue with a clean cloth.
Step 4 Step four
Carefully stir the Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer.
Step 5 Step five
Apply one coat of Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer to the laminate back and seat and allow to dry.
Step 6 Step six
Carefully stir the Resene Lustacryltinted to Resene Tomorrow.
Step 7 Step seven
Apply one coat of Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Tomorrow to the laminate chair back and seat and allow to dry.
Step 8 Step eight
Apply a second coat of Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Tomorrow to the laminate chair back and seat and allow to dry.

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