Do you have outdoor furniture that needs a refresh? Anyone can update plastic furniture with this easy and cheap DIY! Find out how to spray paint plastic chairs without spending a lot of time or money, and give your outdoor furniture a new look.
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We love these plastic outdoor Adirondack chairs. They are great to sit on outside and watch the kids as they play. But after a few years outside the bright pink color faded to a dull pink. They still work fine, but I wanted a bright punchy color to brighten up our front porch. An easy way to give them an update is to use spray paint!
1. Lightly sand the plastic chairs
The first step is to lightly sand the chairs. Sanding scuffs up the surface and makes the paint stick better. It also removes some of the white powder that is on the surface of faded plastic chairs.
2. Rinse off the dust from the plastic furniture
Wash down the chairs to remove the dust and any other dirt that is on them. Let them completely dry in the sun.
3. Do several light coats of spray paint
Now it’s time to start painting. I chose a bight spray paint with paint and primer in one. Make sure you get a spray paint that’s meant for plastic. The color I chose is Rust-oleum Seaside in a Satin finish, but I had a hard time deciding because there were so many bright summery colors.
I flipped the chairs upside down first to do a few light coats on the bottom. I didn’t worry too much about covering the bottom completely.
Once the bottom was dry I flipped the chairs over and did a few light coats of spray paint on the tops of the chairs. Let the spray paint dry for a few hours.
And that’s how to spray paint plastic chairs!
Easy peasy! This project took me just a few hours on a weekend. I used two cans of spray paint for these chairs. At about $11 a can, that’s a pretty inexpensive and quick update to these plastic outdoor chairs. These look so much better than the faded pink.
The chairs turned out amazing and I absolutely love the color. Thanks for sharing with us on To Grandma’s House We Go – I’ll be featuring you next week!
How do you cope with chairs were already painted in a refresh and now are splotched with paint. Paint used was for plastic furniture.
Jessica Vanderveen says
If i were you I would try and sand off some of the paint to make it smooth. Sanding also scuffs up the surface and makes the paint stick better. Then you could paint again. You could either paint first with a primer, or use a paint and primer in one.