Restored Antique Rocker

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I bought this lovely rocker knowing the amount of work it would entail - worth every moment !
The first step was to clean it with alcohol - didn't know how involved I was going to get.
Crack in back of seat, tiny cracks.
The entire rocker had to be sanded and stripped with paint stripper on the back spindles.
Used Stripper in a Can, easier to use because it is sprayed on.
Slow process. I then started to repair cracks
After a poor paint removal - I used 100% acetone & paint brush on spindles.
Removing paint with 100% acetone.
Filling, sanding , sealing.
Filling cracks
Sealed chair seat crack after it was reinforced with liquid cement glue.
Sealing the seat, any sanded wooden surface with shellac will prevent bleed through.
Spindles painted - very smooth - no bleed thr
I had to use dental floss to remove paint between back spindles and tiny grooves! Painted underneath
Painting the chair in FolkArt Acylic
Color of paint is Sheepskin
All I need now is lacy antique pillow
Suggested materials:
  • Paint, stripper, sandpaper, acetone, sealer   (A dealer online)
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