The Easiest Way to Paint Chair Spindles

Don’t you hate how time consuming and tedious painting chair spindles can be? We do too, and that’s why we want to share this one simple trick with you to make the job much easier!

In this brand new video tutorial company co-founder, Rosanne will show you the easiest way to paint in tricky areas like spindles quickly and efficiently.

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Step 1) Stir and pour your paint

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In order to make sure all of the ingredients are well combined, give your jar a good shake and stir it for at least one minute. To make the next step easier and to avoid contaminating your whole jar of paint, we recommend pouring a small of paint onto a paper plate.

Step 2) The first coat

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Since sponges are soft and versatile, they’re much easier to manipulate in small, intricate areas like chair spindles. You’re going to love how quick and easy and quick painting spindles is now!

When painting with a sponge, you’ll notice that it applies the paint in very thin coats. Don’t worry though, that’s a good thing! Painting in thin coats will help you achieve better adhesion for a longer lasting finish. The paint will also dry more quickly so you don’t have to wait as long between coats.

If you’re having difficulty pushing the sponge into any nooks and crannies like the base of your spindles, you can use a small paint brush to touch up afterwards.

Step 3) Add a second coat

To get more opaque coverage, you’ll probably want to apply a second coat. Make sure you let each coat dry for about 1-2 hours before applying more paint on top.

Step 4) Distress

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If you prefer a more rustic or shabby chic look, try distressing to give your chair a unique finish! You can also leave the paint as is for a more modern finish.

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50 thoughts on “The Easiest Way to Paint Chair Spindles

  1. My next project will be painting a chair from my Uncle’s farm, the hir only has 3 spindles and not sure it it will be painted with flowers or Americana theme.

  2. Entering – “two pints of All-in-One Decor Paint to 1 lucky winner! “.

    Currently painting some candle molds yummy coastal colors!

  3. Love, love, LOVE this helpful tip! Getting ready to paint a futon frame and was dreading all the slats. Using a sponge will be so much easier! Thank you!! Where do I find a sponge like the one used in the video?

  4. The video is very helpful; it’s fun to watch the transformation. My next painting project will be one of the several curb treasure items that are waiting in my garage. I would like to try “Bliss” over “Simplicity.”

  5. Love this video! My next painting project is an antique chair! Your tips will be used, you made it look so easy!

  6. I enjoyed this video and the sponge made it so much easier! My next project will be a 3 ft mirror. I actually just finished painting a spindle chair, and it took forever!

  7. Painting chair spindles with sponge is a great idea … So much easier.
    Plan on doing a vintage desk with chalk paint. Will look gorgeous.

  8. Love this! I have a lot of people that want table and chair sets done and dread painting the spindles!! Great tip! Where can I get those types of sponges?

  9. Great tutorial! My next project will be a child’s chair with spindles so I will give this a try! Love your paint and would love to win more!

  10. Great tutorial! My next project is a vintage dresser sitting in my basement waiting to be transformed!

  11. Great video, will definitely be trying that with an upcoming project. I am currently working on painting a French provincial buffet for my living room. The colour is currently cherry and I’m thinking of a shade of blue as my couch is dark brown. Thanks so much for sharing.

  12. Thanks for this tutorial! I just picked up some Country Chic so I could paint my sons wooden rocking chair. I’ll have to go pick up a sponge and give this a try.

  13. I got the cutest little night stand at a garage sale. It’s next on my painting list. Love the sponge, could have saved me so much time, I look forward to using it for future projects.

  14. I hope this qualifies as an entry for your contest. I was unable to comment after the tutorial on painting chair spindles. My next painting project is to paint many different old picture frames of various sizes to hold some of my favorite pictures of animals.

  15. My next project is going to be painting a little children’s rocking chair. I haven’t painted anything for about 2 weeks, and my fingers are itching to get at it! ☺

  16. Thank you. I’m going to refinish my kitchen table and chairs have spindles so the video was helpful.

  17. I would really appreciate a tutorial on your youtube channel on painting bevelled panel doors. Thanks for your amazing tips, videos and of course, paint!

  18. I have a side table that i picked up at goodwill, it has not been painted yet and have debating on what color to paint it,after watching the video I think I will paint it the cheesecake color.

  19. I love all the tips and techniques that you share! Keep them coming! I love painting furniture (and lamps, and shelves, and boxes and just about everything I can get my hands on)!!!

  20. Curious to know where you get those fat round sponges you use to paint the chair spindles. I’ve never seen those before.

  21. Great tip!! My next project will be a small side table with spindle legs I will be trying the sponge technique.

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