the painted chair has dried within 24 hours. but it smelled like thinner. so we left it out for another 24 hour, which didn’t do much. we brought it in the next day (since it was about to rain anyway), hoping Koda won’t chew the chair and get sick from the smell… or the paint itself. she behaved. actually, she hasn’t chewed on our furnitures for over a week, which is a good thing.
we like the green and we’re quite satisfied with the way the IKEA paint settle on the wood. it’s not as smooth as a regular wood stain, but much lighter than a regular paint. it also has a slight sand-ish feel to it.
maybe, next time we visit IKEA, we’ll buy the white. maybe.