Refurbishing a Metal Glider Safely

Refurbishing a Metal Glider Safely

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Carrie McBride
Mar 9, 2011

Q: We were lucky enough to receive this beautiful vintage glider that has been passed down from a family member. There is also a double glider, painted hunter green. Both need to be refinished, but I am not sure how to go about doing this. Googling has given me mixed results including suggestions to sand the glider or strip it using chemicals. I am concerned both about lead paint and the effects of chemicals because of my two young sons. My dad suggested paying someone to sandblast the gliders, but I can't seem to find anyone who does this type of work in our area. Have any Ohdeedoh readers undertaken this type of refinishing job? How do you suggest doing this?

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Editor: I love old gliders so I hope a reader or two comes through with helpful advice on how to get this one looking grand - what say you wise readers?

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