- Primer – I used the Zinser 1-2-3 which I had left-over from my IKEA nightstand remodel this spring.
- Small paint roller
- Large (standard) paint roller
- 1″ paint brush
- Paint tray
- 1 L of paint in whatever colour you’d like + enough to do the cap
- 8 M Fringe/trim/tassel/bead work of whatever persuasion you’d like
- Hot glue gun and 4 sticks
Painting The Patio Umbrella
Do you have a really ugly patio umbrella kicking around? Is it still fully functional, just covered in some old, mystery stains and is severely sun faded? Don’t worry about buying a new one. Read on to get the skinny on painting the patio umbrella!
Make sure your umbrella is dry, clear of any debris or other icky things that stick and hide in umbrellas. I laid mine out in the shade of the garage so that I could paint without frying in the sun.
Start painting with the primer! You need fair bit of pressure to ensure even coverage of the toile, some of it will bleed through the toile to the other side, and getting all those nooks and crannies caused by the mechanisms underneath.
Take your time and try and get as much on there as possible. It’ll look absolutely hideous while you do it, but that doesn’t matter since you’ll be painting over it. I really can’t recommend the Zinser 1-2-3 primer enough – it helps prevent against told, rust, discolouration etc.
If not, paint away! It took me two coats like with the primer, but in the end everything was covered. I used some left-over house paint (that’s right – this colour is also somewhere in the PMQ!) so this project has cost me nothing so far. Put the little cap back on, which you can't leave as is or paint.
Let it dry overnight! Thankfully we had a rain-free evening so I was able to leave it out in the backyard to dry.
Hot glue your fringe/trim/detail into place. I found this beautiful trim at Fabricville and it was 50% off. I used clamps to hold it into place while it dried.
Remove the clamps and enjoy your afternoon underneath a beautiful new umbrella! For more DIY projects visit me at https://www.pmqfortwo.com/
Look at this beauty now!
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