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« Reply #30 on: April 18, 2013 05:47:12 PM »

QNM--I have a vintage green metal bouncy chair that had some rust holes...the guy at home depot told me to use rustoleum paint and car body putty...I painted right over the rust spots and only took off the really flaking pieces with a wire brush...about every three years, I repaint it...so far it has lasted 15 more years

I have a blue one to repair this year...I am going to do the same thing...there is also a primer you can use underneath the paint that sort of bonds all the rust and makes the finish smoother...
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« Reply #31 on: April 18, 2013 07:13:57 PM »

Thank you Always, I'll have to look into that. It sounds much easier than sand blasting.  Wink
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« Reply #32 on: April 18, 2013 08:59:35 PM »

The body putty I bought was purchased at Auto Zone...a whole tube lasts a while and they have a neat plastic putty knife that gives a nice flat finish...it is the same stuff they use on cars to repair holes and dents...Cheesy
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« Reply #33 on: April 19, 2013 08:50:12 AM »

QueenNinjaMonkey- If you were still interested in sandblasting, a car repair shop that does autobody work should be able to sandblast it for you. I don't know how much it costs. My dad has a sandblaster, so I just have him do my metal stuff. Smiley

Wow, that came out nice.  How do you clean it?


I just use a damp cloth. I have had success on other chairs by pre-treating the burlap with scotch guard. Then it wipes off really nicely.
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« Reply #34 on: April 19, 2013 09:09:22 AM »

I never thought about asking the body shop to do it!  I bet it would be reasonable for such a small project...thanks!

Also, scotch guard really does work to keep fabrics cleaner...another good tip!
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« Reply #35 on: April 20, 2013 07:22:19 AM »

I have an old magazine table that belonged to my grandmother that really needs some TLC. Mr. 'Coo maintains that it's not a nice piece of furniture and should be discarded (silly boy!), but it not only has sentimental value for me, it works well as a phone stand in my craft room.

I'll probably just repaint it, maybe in fun colors, but first it needs to be cleaned and the paint removed. It's peeling off the top at a fairly good rate. Does anyone know if it would be better to try to sand it, or should I chemically strip it?

Here's the before shot. I'm hoping that posting here in the craft along will finally get me to work through to the "after".
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« Reply #36 on: April 20, 2013 08:14:21 AM »

I think I would sand it.  It doesn't look like it needs to be completely stripped, especially if you are going to paint it.  You  might also try scraping the old paint off before you sand.
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« Reply #37 on: April 20, 2013 08:58:33 AM »

Thanks, pinokeeo. I'd rather sand it than use the chemicals, so that's good news.  Smiley
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« Reply #38 on: April 20, 2013 06:46:21 PM »

Just a little bit of inspiration. I may need to do this with my sewing chair instead of paint. What kind of modge podge would be best for something like this? And should I prime the chair, since I may still paint it white...
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« Reply #39 on: April 20, 2013 06:50:26 PM »

I don't know how mod podge works with paint, but if it's anything like the watered down white glue, primer is ok as long as you sand between coats.
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