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painting binding cane
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:05am

Nan, I agree with Joyce's post. We have never stained or colored cane. We gently tell customers that we are professional weavers, but we are not experienced at staining or painting. We suggest that they take the newly caned chair to a furniture re-finisher, who has all the stains, dyes and lacquer sprays on hand. They can do a professional job on the staining or painting, we will do the professional job on the seat weaving.
Having said that, if you google the phrase "how to paint cane chairs" you will see a lot of opinions and YouTube videos from people who have done it.

I also suggest that you read this excellent post by Emily Uphill to get some good insight into it all:

  • Painting binder cane Back Porch Caning - Joyce Curtis, Thu Mar 28 5:25am
    Know when to say, "No, I am a Weaver." Weave it and let them judge. A customer asked me to weave one that had been painted but we both loved the natural cane.The binder will look beautiful even... more
    • painting binding cane Ed & Cindy - Peerless Rattan, Thu Mar 28 7:05am
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