Mango Paint - Painting an Upholstered Chair

Mango Paint - Painting an Upholstered Chair

We picked up this cute occasional chair from Urban Repurpose in North Vancouver and wanted to give it a facelift using Mango Paint. Mango Paint is a furniture paint that is made in Canada. It is very easy to use and will stick to most surfaces. It dose not require priming or stripping to bare wood. We are painting the whole chair upholstery and all. So here is what we did.

Painting a Chair

We picked two colours for this project Lillian for the wood and Alexandra for the upholstery. 

First we wanted to tackle the upholstery. We thinned the paint with about 25% water for this. We tried the regular brush but switched to a round wax brush which made it much easier. Between coats we used a sanding block to smooth it out. This was just a quick sand. 

Once we were happy with the upholstery we moved on to the wood part of the chair. We used the paint full strength for this part. It took two coats. 

The next step was to wax the whole chair using Mango Paints Natural Wax. 

We added some decorative nails and we have a whole new chair. 

Supplies needed for this project:

  • Mango Paint 2 Pints
  • Mango Paint wax
  • Mango Paint wax Brush
  • Mango Paint Brush
  • Sanding Sponge
  • Mixing Container
  • Water
  • Stir Stick
  • Can Opener
  • Decorative Nails


 We hope you enjoyed our project!




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