Colorful outdoor furniture can add style and character to any backyard and is the perfect accent for your next neighborhood gathering. There’s nothing more iconic when it comes to backyard furniture than the classic Adirondack chair. Here’s how to use spray paint to give a wooden Adirondack chair a bright new color.
- Wooden Adirondack Patio Chair
- 220-grit sand paper
- Sanding block
- Lint-free rags
- Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch 2X White Primer
- Rust-Oleum Universal Gloss spray paint
- Work gloves (optional)
First thing’s first – prep! Always work in a well ventilated area. At any point during the project, protective gloves can help keep your hands clean – especially once you get to priming and painting.
Lightly sand all surfaces. Wipe clean with tack cloth, removing all dust.
Get your primer ready by shaking the can for one minute after the ball begins to rattle. Hold the can 10-16 in. from the surface of the Adirondack chair and spray in a steady back and forth motion, slightly overlapping each stroke.
If you plan to apply a second coat, be sure to apply it within the first hour, while paint is still wet. If you cannot get to the next step within 60 minutes, plan to wait 24 hours until your first coating is completely dry.
Repeat the same steps for the spray paint as you did with the primer. Shake the can for one minute after the ball begins to rattle. Hold the can 10-16 in. from the surface of the Adirondack chair and spray in a steady back and forth motion, slightly overlapping each stroke. For best results, apply two or more light coats a few minutes apart.
Almost done! Allow your colorful Adirondack chairs to dry for 24 hours. For an added touch of fun, consider spray painting a decorative stencil on the arms or backs of your new backyard beauties.
Always thoroughly review directions on the package before using any product.