Paint, but what kind?

  • January 26, 2018 3:32 PM
    Message # 5703826
    Don Michael (Administrator)

    I am restoring/salvaging my childhood rocking chair as a gift for my grandchildren. It is completely disassembled and I've sanded off all of the old paint down to bare hard maple and would like to repaint it. But I know little about paint except for the kind that you put on walls and that's not going to work here. I need something with gloss or semi-gloss finish that is HARD and will take the abuse of two active 3-yr old boys. Any advice on primer and paint from the experienced painters among you would be appreciated.  

    I do not have spray equipment, so unless it comes in a spray can from the store, I'm probably excluded from most of the stuff you pros use. 

  • January 27, 2018 8:28 AM
    Reply # 5704578 on 5703826

    Ben Moore interior advance. It’s a waterborne cabinet paint. Available in satin, semi gloss and gloss, but I find the satin has just enough sheen for my tastes. It levels wonderfully, and you can sand between coats if you want or need too. I can be a little runny if you aren’t careful, so thin coats are recommended. I have brushed or rolled it many times and it looks just as good as a sprayed finish. You can get it at robinsons in Hudson. Quarts are about $30. 

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