Apply Final Clear Finish
The final step is to protect all your hard work with a clear protective finish. Make sure there is no dust on the chair. Begin with the chair upside down and start to apply light and even coats. Apply 3 to 5 coats of satin lacquer. Take your time here. This is the last step, and soon you will see your project finally come together.
If there are any slightly rough areas, use painter's masking paper in the same manner as sandpaper, as it acts like a super-fine sandpaper and makes the surface slick.
This type of projects always takes 2 to 3 times longer than you may think, especially if the techniques are new to you. Whatever you do, though, don't rush each step. Have a good time being creative and expressing yourself. When you are finished and you receive compliments from your friends and family, you will be glad you did.