This is the patio chair after I scrubbed it with cleanser and a scrub brush. My before picture doesn't show all the grunge that was on it.I figured the paint would stick because the surface was so rough from years of being in the sun. Don't a lot of us have those pvc patio chairs? They don't look so great after a few years, but they're still usable and they won't break down in a landfill for a zillion years.
The seat part was especially rough, but that's what allowed it to hold the paint well.
Painting chairs is deceptive! All those evil slats and pieces have four surfaces to paint. Also, you constantly have to watch for and clean up drips. I added a smaller brush to reach some of the parts better. I was a mess...
Here is it after the first coat of latex paint. Not bad, but it needed another coat after it dried overnight. I left it outside and hoped that it wouldn't be too damp that night. Where I live gets pretty soggy since it's so close to the ocean.
It survived overnight. So, on with the second coat!
Second verse same as the first, a little bit louder and a little bit worse. (Where did that come from? )
Just seeing if you're paying attention! See how rough that seat is? That's where the paint grabs on the best!
When it was dry again, I gave it a spray with Krylon Crystal Clear. I concentrated on the arms, the seat back and some of the more slick surfaces. I think it came out really nice!!!
Pumpkin likes it too!
I'll have to see how it holds up outside. I guess if it chips, I'll just call it shabby chic, or chippy or vintage. It looks great in the backyard, giving a refreshing pop of color.
Have you tried painting plastic patio and lawn furniture?
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