How can I refresh/update an antique wicker?

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  • Gk Gk on Jan 04, 2020

    Hello there! You don't mention how old your wicker is and whether or not it is real wicker or a newer version that just looks like wicker. You said "antique" but that can mean different things! Is your wicker furniture painted? If so you can clean it well and then use spray paint to refresh it. If you are trying to keep the wicker it's natural color here are some suggestions!

  • Pamela Pamela on Jan 04, 2020

    Hi ! You can spray paint it ( use 2-3 light coats , instead of heavy coats ) and find a cool patterned fabric to make a cushion for it !

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jan 04, 2020

    Hello. I have used spray paint on wicker after a thorough cleaning/ dry.

    Spray paint come in multiple finishes including satin and matte which may be a nice sheen for your furniture painting project. The Rustoleum spray paints get my highest recommendation.

    Rustoleum recommendations


    Always work in a well-ventilated area. Cover the floor and nearby items with a drop cloth. Lightly scuff any glossy surfaces and wipe clean with a lint-free cloth. Use Painter’s tape to hide any surfaces you don’t want to paint.


    Using slow, back-and-forth motions, spray paint each item with several light coats of spray paint, making sure to overlap each stroke slightly. Apply 2-3 coats of spray paint, waiting a few minutes in between each coat.


    Let spray paint dry for approximately 1 hour before handling.

    Tip: Use of 2X Ultra Cover Primer in White provides better paint coverage and color.

  • on Jan 04, 2020

    I've scraped off the flaking paint and then spray painted old wicker. Easy and looks great!

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Jan 04, 2020

    I would clean well then spray paint

  • Libbie B Libbie B on Jan 04, 2020

    Spray paint is a quick and easy way to update wicker. Make sure to clean the surface and use a brush to scrape off any loose paint and then spray in short even strokes. Good luck and be sure to post when completed. :)

  • Em Em on Jan 04, 2020

    You can spray paint or if it is not painted add a coat of spray polyurethane.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 04, 2020

    Hello there,

    Yes, Spray Paint! I tried Painting with brush once, but it was a patchy finish because the brush cannot always find the spaces that show............Best of luck!

  • Deb K Deb K on Jan 05, 2020

    Hello Sta, give it a good cleaning, then put a coat of paint on it, you can go bold or keep ot low key, but it will look like new once you are done! Paint it awesome!

  • J Brown J Brown on Jan 07, 2020

    If I choose to brush rather than spray paint I usually THIN my paint allowing it to flow into all the crevices starting at the top so the runs/drips are caught as I move down