Outdoor Furniture Makeover

Outdoor Furniture Makeover

Our tiny person outdoor chairs and table have been through a lot in the last 9 years.  They have been carried to the beach, camping in the mountains, trucked to the park, and drug all around the yard by dirty little hands.  During all this travel, they were sat on, stood upon, kicked over, spilled on, boogied up, peed on, and even puked on when a wee boy I know at too many marshmallows one summer’s eve.   Despite all this abuse, the little chairs were still in great physical condition, but had faded to a dull ugly gray and green.  Not to mention the little table no longer matched my backyard décor, and boy does that drive me crazy.  What these little babies needed was a makeover!

All you need for this easy peasy makeover is a can of my absolute favorite spray paint for plastic, Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch 2X Ultra Cover.  This paint works AWESOME on any type of outdoor plastic furniture and even works for outdoor plastic toys, swings, wagons, and flower pots.  It actually sticks to the plastic, unlike regular old generic brands, the paint lasts, and doesn’t flake.  Should I mention I am NOT being paid to say this?  I really do love this paint.

1)  To begin, prep the furniture for paint by hosing off any cobwebs or debris, if needed.  Then, give the piece a good cleaning with warm soapy water using a sponge with a scrubber.  Rinse and allow to dry in the sun.

2)  Set the furniture on a drop cloth, in a well ventilated area, preferably outside in the sunshine.  Give the furniture its first light coat of paint using a smooth, sweeping motion.  Allow the furniture to dry for at least 30 minutes.

3)  Apply the second coat of spray paint.  I like to begin by painting any spots I may have missed the first go around, and then I give the whole piece a light once over.  After an hour, the paint will be dry to the touch, but it will still be tacky until it has been allowed to cure for 24 hours.

There you have it!  Three quick steps to beautifully matched and revitalized outdoor furniture.  I seriously hope you give this DIY a try on a tired, old piece you may have sitting in your go bye-bye pile.  Send me a pic if you do.  Happy spray painting!


4 thoughts on “Outdoor Furniture Makeover

  1. seriously what an easy way to get an updated look all for the cost of a can of spray paint and some easy labor . . . no power tools required for this project. I love it . . . it makes me want to sit by the fire. . .

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