How to Paint Outdoor Furniture
If you saw some of my other posts, my patio was empty a few weeks ago. After adding color and some fun accessories, it’s finally looking alive! One of the first things I did was painting my old furniture with a vibrant yellow tone named “Sunflower”. I think that extra detail really helped the transformation.
Painting the furniture was not difficult, but it is a definitely patient work. If you are planning on painting your patio furniture, check out these easy steps:
- Acrylic exterior paint with primer
- Sanding Paper
- Plastic or newspaper
- Medium and small brush
- Plastic Container
How to Paint Outdoor Furniture, Steps:
1. Protect your workspace using plastic or newspaper.
2. Sand the surface. I used a medium grit sandpaper. I sanded until the surface felt soft and smooth. This step helps remove some of the old layers, that is crucial so the new paint adheres well.
Use a damp cloth to clean any dust after sanding. Let it dry before you start painting.
3. I like to put the paint in a smaller container as needed so the big bucket doesn’t get dusty and dirty.
Let’s start painting. Use a small brush for the details and edges. In my case, two coats of paint were enough.
BTW, my mom did a little renovation in her yard recently and painted her metal patio set with white spray paint in a few minutes. Spray paint is a great option for metal furniture and acrylic paint works better for wooden furniture.
Let me know if you have any questions and good luck in your patio renovation!