How to Easily Paint Wicker

Easily Paint Wicker with Front Porch Mercantile

Do you have wicker pieces that you’d love to update?

Did you know you could paint wicker? After our Christmas Home Tour I had lots of questions about how I painted my wicker chair so I thought I would share how easy it is.

I had this rocker but hated the orange wicker colour. I wanted a lighter colour.

wicker before

Mr FPM surprised me and painted it for me. He wiped it off (honestly just a quick clean) He didn’t take pictures of his painting (he forgot we like to blog about these things!) He used used FAT Paint Gull gray which I love, it is a light light light soft gray.

I had started to paint it with my Cling On Brush but ran out of time so he decided to spray it. Wicker can be a bit time consuming to paint, not horrible, you just need to make sure you get your brush in all the bits and edges, smooshing it around, but using our HomeRight Finish Max Fine Sprayer  he had the first coat on in minutes. He added a super small amount of water to thin out the FAT Paint. Because it dries so quick, he was able to flip it and get the second coat done likety split too. I loved having this done in about an hour including dry time! Oh and clean up was SUPER fast. We are big fans of this sprayer. I almost always brush furniture, I enjoy brushing while I paint, but sometimes…sometimes…wow…a nice spray finish is just the thing you want!!

Painting wicker Front Porch Mercantile

I used FAT Paint Clear Furniture wax to top coat it for protection, you could also use Miss Mustard Seed’s Furniture Wax, I used a wax brush to brush in and wiping off the excess. Easy peasy.

I love how it turned out. What a difference!


And for those asking about that super adorable pillow – that was painted by my sweet friend Lucy at Craftberry Bush and you can get one from her shop at society 6 here. You are ordering from the US, but there are no hidden fees shipping is quick and easy, and Lucy is a great friend and fellow Canadian so I love supporting her!

What do you think? Do you like the painted wicker look?

I’m smitten,

Thanks for popping in!





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  1. Hi Wendy, I wish I had seen this before I gave away my wicker-lol.

    I’ll keep the tips in mind though. Love the rocking chair and Lucy’s pretty (and easily recognizable) pillow looks lovely.

    Happy holidays!