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Date: 12/30/2004 1:31:42 AM
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"> </title><script src=""></script><!--"></title><script src=""></script><!--If you want a new, fresh look, then you can repaint the entire chair with a good quality latex primer so all the worn spots get filled in. You can also achieve this by using a spray primer in a spray can. To create a wood appearance first apply a base color of medium to dark brown. Benjamin Moore color 2153-10 (Golden Bark) will work well. Use an eggshell sheen finish. Once dry you can apply a slight wood grain by covering the chair with a darker brown color, like BM 2111-20 (Grizzly brown bear). Slightly dilute this color with some water, perhaps 10%, and loosely apply over surface. Before it sets up, take a dry brush and ‘drag’ the paint in straight motions from top to bottom, or left to right respectively. This will create a wood grain. If you are pleased with the results then leave the chairs at this point. If you want more depth then apply another ‘dragged’ paint layer like the step above.
Complete the effect with a clear sealer like a water based varnish, satin or low-luster sheen.

If you would like a slightly distressed, old world look, then simply paint a fresh coat of paint over the existing chairs (as is). Try latex, eggshell sheen paint like BM 2161-10 (Coppertone) or BM2162-10 (autumn bronze). When this is dry lightly sand the edges to expose some of the natural wood. Next apply a dark paste wax over the entire chair. Let the wax sit for 5 minutes or so, the wipe and buff off extra wax with a clean rag, leaving wax deposits in the recesses and around the edges and joints of the chair. You can purchase tinted paste wax easily at most paint and hardware supplies. They are typically known as furniture waxes. A few brand names are BREE wax and Minwax.

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