How to Paint a Wicker Couch Without a Paint Sprayer

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Have you ever had a piece of wicker furniture that just needs a little love? But you don't have the space for spray paint and don't have a paint sprayer? Well, same here! And I took this drabby wicker couch used my favorite paint brush and painted away!

Find the Wicker Furniture for a deal!

I found this wicker couch at a local Restore for $40! But knew that it needed a little paint and it would be perfect for our back porch!

Clean Wicker Couch

I cleaned the wicker couch with a mixture of Liquid TSP and water. Using a scrub brush, I scrubbed all of the dust and dirt off on both sides of the couch. Finished with a good rinse with water. And allowed to dry.

Prime Wicker Couch

I primed the couch with one coat of Kilz-2 Primer using a chip brush.

Painting Wicker Couch

I got a quart of Exterior Paint from our local hardware store - and painted two coats on the couch. Overall I am very happy with how it turned out.

Cleaning Cushions

I cleaned the cushions using dish soap, a scrub brush and rinsed with the outdoor hose. I then allowed the cushions to dry in the sun, and replaced them on the couch.

Enjoy your newly painted couch!

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Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Gene
    on Jul 12, 2020

    Maybe it is just the pixilation when I blow up the picture but it looks really blotchy to me. Is there some pattern in the wicker that might male it look like that?

    • Joan LeVasseur
      Joan LeVasseur
      on Dec 15, 2020

      When I painted my old wicker set it was over a really ugly green and I painted it a yellow/gold colour. I used a brush but without a lot of paint on it. It came out like a green/gold which sounds awful but actually went really well with the green and gold stripped fabric. The trick is to use less paint to avoid the blotchy look.

  • RJ
    on Oct 16, 2020

    Nice job!

    have been thinking of painting mine also. Even though on a covered porch it gets mold and smells after moisture gets to it. Wondering if paint will stop the mold and smell?

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  • Pamk
    on Jul 13, 2020

    I’ve been painting mine for years!

  • Leslie
    on Jul 17, 2020

    Hi Rachel, Beautiful couch and the paint job helped a lot. Where the blotchiness is concerned use a sponge roller brush and give it a few coats more. If you did not use a Kilz or Zinser base coat that may be why the blotchiness. Good luck :)

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