Painting line stripes on an antique rocker

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Old 05-10-19, 09:49 AM
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I'm repairing , recaning and repainting a traditional style black antique rocker and would like to be able to repaint the thin gold lines which appear on the spindles and legs but since they're quite thin I don't know how that might be done. I'm definitely not a good enough painter to paint them freehand. Maybe the areas could be masked and then painted but I'm hoping there's another more effective technique.
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Old 05-10-19, 01:11 PM
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Unless you were to apply a pin stripe decal I don't know how you would do it other than freehand or masking.
 
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It's a DIY site but maybe that part of the job gets hired out to a local artist or something.
 
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Old 05-11-19, 05:24 AM
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Thanks for your response.
I checked out detail decals but they're all very bright; mostly for vehicles. I need something subdued. I think I'll try masking.
 
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Old 05-11-19, 05:27 AM
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Thanks for your response. If I can't come up with a technique which I can do myself I may have consider an artist.
 
 

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