Restored Antique Rocker

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I bought this lovely rocker knowing the amount of work it would entail - worth every moment !
Finished
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.
Sanding
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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