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How-to: New life for Ikea's Urban Chairs

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 03:21 AM
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by Jules ( last modified Aug 27, 2011



Sunbleached Ikea Urban Chair, Penetrol

Need to bring your Ikea Urban chairs back to life? Try a Scotchbrite and Penetrol (then protect with 303 Aerospace Protectant).

On a lark, I remembered what magic Penetrol did for Eames fiberglass chairs, so I gave it a try on these Urbans. First, clean well and "exfoliate" the seriously ashy bits with a Scotchbrite. Protecting the area well (dropcloth, etc.), saturate a rag with the Penetrol and wipe liberally on the chair. Rewipe if necessary and let dry for a few minutes. Wipe (or even out any excess). Let it dry a day and protect with 303.

You're ready for another season or two...

See more of the new lease of life for urban chairs.

~ Hunter, SFBay




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