Patio furniture can be a bit expensive, but if you are able to find a few pieces with just cosmetics issues, you can give them a makeover to make them as good as new with a bit of elbow grease. Many patio furniture sets are well made and able to stand up to general wear and tear for many years. Update a set of used patio furniture quickly and easily with the following guide.
Remove the Cushions
If the patio furniture has cushions that are attached to the furniture, you will need to remove them from the frames before you can paint the furniture. Flip chairs upside down and use a screwdriver to loosen the screws that are holding the cushions to the frames.
Sand the Furniture
The first thing you need to do is sand down the furniture. Use 80-grit sandpaper to slightly sand the frames until you have a smooth surfaces. If there is any rust on the pieces, be sure that you sand those areas until a majority of the rust is removed.
Prime the Furniture
Next, you will want to use a can of primer to spray paint the frames. Be sure to hold the spray paint at least one foot away from the frames to ensure that you do not apply too much paint to one area of the frame while you are painting. Allow the primer to dry for a few hours before continuing.
Paint the Furniture
Use a bright color of outdoor spray paint to paint over the frames of the pieces. Be sure that you cover every nook and cranny with the paint because you do not want the white color of the primer to be visible when you are done painting the pieces. Allow the paint to dry for two hours and then apply a second coat of paint. Allow that paint to dry for four to five hours before putting the seats back on the frames.
Reattach the Seats
Turn the chairs upside down one more time and hold the seats against the frames. Use the screwdriver to tighten the screws into the seat to keep it from falling away from the frame. Be sure that the screws are screwed as tightly as possible.
Once you have finished attaching the seats to the frames, the pieces will be ready to use. The outdoor paint is designed to hold up against the elements meaning that you can leave the pieces on your patio or porch through any weather conditions. For more ideas, visit furniture stores like Buona Furniture for infspiration.Share