I was asked to re paint this cute little chair for a nice young family. I did another chair right before Christmas for them also. Removing all of the paint from the nooks and corners was a bit challenging. It also needed a little bit of repair. Three coats of paint and some polyacrylic and it will be ready to deliver this week. On some of these older pine pieces it is a it difficult to get a smooth finish, but it is a sturdy little chair with a nice new paint job and the family hopes to keep it and love it for years.