Good Questions: Help Us Paint Our Dining Table & Chairs?

Good Questions: Help Us Paint Our Dining Table & Chairs?

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Maxwell Ryan
Oct 4, 2006

Hello AT,

We are trying to settle down in our new rental space. We have this
table and chairs from our previous place. They are very comfortable and feel like a good size but we don't like how they look in the place. For the moment, we would prefer to spend our small budget on other things we lack off and we need badly.

So this is our question to you: What about painting it and which
colour would you recommend? Our first idea was dark red (like the
lamp). Maybe this would be too bold, and white is better?

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We cannot paint, though they gave us permission to paint our projection screen, which is the silvery area in the one wall.

Thank you very much, olar & ron

Dear Olar & Ron,

Don't do red. You have enough red in the room already and more would be overkill. You could go in many directions, but the first thing that comes to mind is a nice off white the color of canvas.

We would also only start with the table and do the chairs later. The table is easier to paint and you may want to see what change that creates before doing the more complicated chairs.

Also, when you paint, do a good job. Prime first and use an oil based enamel in at least two coats for a good hard coating. Paint in thin coats, brush where necessary and use a mini roller for all the flat parts.

Anyone else??

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