What kind of paint do I use to cover a painted wicker footstool?

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The footstool is painted now with a gloss, how can I cover it well with another paint? The footstool is open underneath.
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  • Rosemary Rosemary on Apr 24, 2016
    Chalk paint will go over pretty much anything. After, you can finish it by waxing it or spraying with a clear varnish.

    • C.ford C.ford on Apr 24, 2016
      @Thank You Rosemary My main concern is that any kind of paint would flake off when used as a footstool. I need a paint that adheres well to this gloss finish it has now. Will chalk paint do that?

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 24, 2016
    Spray paint would work as well.

  • Rosemary Rosemary on Apr 24, 2016
    Chalk paint adheres well on very glossy surfaces and doesn't flake off at all. I generally use Annie Sloan paint and find it very hard-wearing. Their website has lots of helpful information. I don't think chalk paint comes in an aerosol but I use it all the time with an electric spray gun - it must be watered down.

  • MN Mom MN Mom on Apr 25, 2016
    I would think a spray paint would be the easiest way to paint a wicker piece. There are so many colors and finishes you're bound to find one you like. I don't believe the existing gloss finish will be an issue. You can always give it a light sanding and then a good cleaning before you begin with the new color.