You gotta love paint.
Really, is there any surface that you can't paint on?
I have been painting vinyl chairs for years
and have had good experience with durability and wear.
I thought I would share one of my recent projects.
This was an old chair that my friend had
that was needing some College Spirit.
I painted the wood part of the chair Red over Black
like I have done in other paint projects.
Then I found some black Vinyl for under $4/yard.
The seat needed a new layer of batting.
I have more details on padding a chair seat Here.
I found the college logo online,
chalked up the back,
placed on center of chair seat, and
pressed the outline with a pencil.
I taped off the square edges
and brushed on a coat of white primer.
Then painted in the rest of the detail.
After I had the logo painted I put a coat of clear glaze on top.
You can even add some glaze to your paints as you work.
Here's another chair where I painted entirely over all of the vinyl.
After a base coat of grey,
I used a big brush to apply silver and black mixed with glaze.
The glaze is a medium that will make your paint
flexible and not so stiff.
Also, the glaze helps seal the paint.
Then I added finer brush detail.
So now when you're out thrifting
you can have a new vision for vinyl.
I love to go thrifting
to see what little goodies
for the "old college try".
Have a great day!
*I have had really good luck with my paint on vinyl
not chipping or peeling. I think it is because of the
glaze extender. It makes the paint more pliable.
My chair after two years still looks great*
Oh, and remember, I'm having a Giveaway this week
to celebrate my first Blog Birthday.