Published on August 27th, 2011 | by Jules Yap3
How-to: New life for Ikea’s Urban Chairs
Materials: Sunbleached Ikea Urban Chair, Penetrol
Description: 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