Material of the Week: Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch 2x Spray

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If you’re taking out the patio furniture this weekend, and you don’t love what you see, we’ve got you covered! Our Material of the Week, Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch 2X Spray paint will help you breathe new life into your well loved patio sets. Metal, wood, plastic or fabric, you can easily spray paint your outdoor furniture and get it looking brand new again.
Time: 2 HoursCost: $20Difficulty: Easy
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We all know these plastic Adirondack chairs well. Whether you've seen them at a neighbor's, or you owned them at some point, you know that with so much exposure to the sun, they can start looking tired and worn out. But don't toss 'em! Lisa at Concordcottage.com shows us how she used Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch 2X Spray to spray paint her chairs and has given them a new life!
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1. To get started, hose down and clean your plastic chairs well. If your chairs have lots of outdoor grime on them, use a heavy duty scrubber and some soap to clean well. Let them dry completely before you start to paint.
The best part about this paint is that you won’t need to sand or even prime before you get started. Make sure you’re working on a surface that you won’t mind getting spray paint on, and it's always a good idea to work in old clothes when you’re spray painting.
  • material of the week rusto leum painter s touch 2x spray
2. Here comes the fun part: Grab your favorite color of Rust-Oleum spray paint (here Lisa used Apple Red, Sun Yellow, Eden & Brilliant Blue), and get painting! Hold the can 10 - 12 inches from the chairs while spraying, making sure to cover the whole surface well with paint.

**TIP: If you have trouble using a spray can for a long time, you can get a Spray Grip - an attachment for spray cans that will cut down on finger fatigue and will make spray painting even easier.  These spray grips fit over any standard spray can and can be a real game changer!
  • material of the week rusto leum painter s touch 2x spray
3. Once the bottom of the chair is covered well, flip over and spray paint the other side of the chair. Let each coat dry before you move on to applying a second or third coat. And that's IT. Yup, we're serious. DONE.
  • material of the week rusto leum painter s touch 2x spray
For these chairs, Lisa used three coats (1 ½ cans) on each chair for complete coverage.
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So much better!! How awesome (and easy!) was this transformation?

To check out Lisa's full post, click here: http://www.hometalk.com/3821998/paint-your-pl...>
  • material of the week rusto leum painter s touch 2x spray
In this award-winning makeover (yes, hometalker KellysDIY actually won an award for this patio table makeover when she entered a furniture makeover challenge!), Kelly spray-paints this teak table to give it a completely new and updated look.
  • material of the week rusto leum painter s touch 2x spray
To paint your wood patio furniture:
1. Apply a primer to protect the wood from damage and to seal in the natural oils. You can use a spray-on primer or a painted-on wood primer. For this table and chairs, Kelly used Zinsser Bull's Eye 1-2-3 spray-on primer.

When Kelly got this used table, it was already showing signs of damage. She called Rust-Oleum, and they recommended sealing the patio set to protect the wood and prevent further damage. If your furniture needs repairing, you can use wood filler to fill in any cracks or holes before you prime. Let the filler or wood putty dry, then sand down well before priming.
  • material of the week rusto leum painter s touch 2x spray
2. Once the furniture is primed and dry, get ready to paint! Put down a tarp to protect your surfaces, grab your favorite color and start spraying. Like in the above tutorial, you’ll want to let each coat dry before you apply a second or even third coat.
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We love the colors Kelly used and the finished project is just gorgeous! Are you inspired to try it yourself? What colors would work in your yard or on your patio? Let us know, we'd love to hear from you in the comments below!

To see Kelly's full post, click here: http://www.hometalk.com/18432061/patio-dining...>

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  • Cocotel
    Cocotel Canada
    on May 2, 2018

    I did this to two old plastic chairs and did them in a lime green colour. Made some cushions for them and they looked lovely. I did them exactly as described and all was well....until my husband sat in one with some freshly applied Off on his arms. Who knew that bug spray makes a good paint remover?!

    • Sandra.valvasori
      Sandra.valvasori
      on May 2, 2018

      I have used this product many times and while it works and holds up well the cost of a can of spray and how many cans to do the project outweighs the value of the chairs. eg. the plastic chairs are sold in most cases equivalent to or lower than a can of paint. In my case it took more than one can to cover a chair. So I did it for one season and then decided expense was not worth it. Don't get me wrong if you have high end chairs the product is wonderfull and does a great job.