Outdoor Living – Give Your Old Patio Furniture A New Look


PATIO CHAIRs after

We bought our pation furniture quite a few years ago, living in So Cal we get very little “winter” so we leave it outside year around and it takes quite a battering from the elements.

It was not the prettiest even new but at least then it was a nice clean grey. After the deck was restained last summer, I hated putting the grimy old furniture back on, ugly and grim but perfectly serviceable. so couldn’t stand to chuck it away either.

Before

Before

Enter the Krylon! Living in NE LA I usually see spray paint as the tool of the tagger, something  that damages property. So the decision to spray the furniture is a new step for me. I tried to vigorously clean with a stiff scrubber and soapy water but frankly it made little difference.

Tips to revamp your furniture

1.     Wash off dirt.

2.     Spray lightly, follow directions shake well and often.

3.     It took about 4 coats to get every nook and cranny.

4.   Use a mask the vapor is horrid, wear old clothing.

5.   Do not spray when windy, it will blow back on you.

What I love about spray paint is there are no tins to pry open or seal up, no brushes to wash and keep wet. So over the course of the day, whenever I need to take a break from work,  I pop out spend 5 minutes lightly spraying until I have managed an even, drop free coating.

4 chairs = 3 cans + 1 for the tablePATIO CHAIR reSPRAY PAINT

Total cost $13.80.

The table is metal with a glass top. I decided to spray the underside of the glass to the top is still wipe-able.

Have you tried repainting old furniture? Were you happy with the result?

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About sunnysleevez

I'm a freckly red head, originally from London now living in LA with 2 pale children. Frankly with our coloring we have no business being such an outdoorsy family and living in southern California. I grew up in a time when factor 8 sun milk was considered the best protection available to combat the hot rays of a holiday in southern Spain, that lead to 3rd degree burns and the rest of the vacation spent in the shade of our apartment. As a family we love to be outside, going to the beach, camping, swimming & hiking. We can't completely avoid the sun (nor should we) but taking sensible measures to avoid unnecessary UV damage is a priority. How do we do that? By staying in the shade in the middle of the day, wearing sun protective clothing (that's why I created Sunny Sleevez), a broad brimmed hat, UV rated sunglasses, using chemical-free broad spectrum sun screen on exposed areas & eating a healthy diet with as few chemicals as possible & lots of antioxidants.
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3 Responses to Outdoor Living – Give Your Old Patio Furniture A New Look

  1. theINFP says:

    Well done, a great summery blue!

  2. theh2obaby says:

    Beautiful! How is the paint holding up on the flexible canvas parts? Is it not flaking off? If it holds well, that’s an awesome redecoration.

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