Make sure to remove all the nails using the needle nose pliers.
I decided that a bit of wood putty would cover up the unfortunate holes and give my chair a much cleaner appearance. Make sure to let the putty dry. You do not want any moisture under your paint coat!
Make sure that you create multiple, light layers of paint. The result will be a lovely coverage without any yucky drips. Give the paint time to dry between light layers. I love the gloss finish of this aqua blue!