Easy Umbrella Upgrade!

2 Materials
1 Hour
Hi there, Hometalk Friends! My patio umbrellas take a beating from our Texas sun. I have two and they were both dreadfully faded. Check out my thrifty DIY solution...
Not quite sure what to expect, I took a chance on spray painting them.
This is the larger of the two umbrellas. I opened it all the way, propped it on the side as shown, and painted with a plastic drop cloth from the dollar store underneath. I gave careful attention to spraying in even strokes. I would not attempt this project on a windy day! Also, keep in mind when you choose a paint color, that it does show on the underside. Since my umbrellas were faded to a pale green, the bright yellow covered sufficiently and also gave a consistent appearance underneath. Dark, contrasting colors might not have the same effect.
Instant upgrade--three cans of spray paint and one hour later, my two umbrellas went from drab to fab! Need paint?  Find it here! Or find a different color here!

Here are my bright "new" umbrellas! I used what I already had and spent less than 1/2 the cost of one umbrella--happy dance!
I would love to hear about your latest projects!

Suggested materials:

  • Spray paint   (Amazon)
  • Spray paint   (Amazon)

Cecilia MyThriftStoreAddiction
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

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  • Gwenyth Nickel Gwenyth Nickel on Feb 09, 2017
    How did you get the umbrella unfastened from the stand?

  • Gwe15772754 Gwe15772754 on Jul 14, 2018

    What kind of paint did you use and can I also use it to paint the cushions.


    Gwen J

  • Paul Deleon Paul Deleon on Apr 26, 2020

    Where do i find the color Teal to paint my faded umbrellas?


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