Simple Lawn Chair Makeover

2 Materials
$40
5 Hours
Easy

We had been given these lawn chairs but they were a bright lime green, which I hated. I am more of a neutral girl so I decided that I would go ahead and fix them to my liking.


All it took was a bit of spray paint, a sunny day, and a few hours to allow drying in between coats.

I started out by washing the chairs. Because they had been put up over the winter months, there was dirt, debris and spider webs (eww) on them. So I washed them down using the water hose.

After that I let them sit out and dry for about an hour while I did something else. It was an 80-degree day with occasional wind.


Because it was pretty windy and the occasional wind gusts knocked them over while they were drying, I moved into the garage.


I put down paper under them, which is alternative to cardboard to prevent the overspray from getting on the ground.


I have a roll of like brown paper bag type paper that I use for projects like this.

I spray painted them using paint cans and the spray can attachment that made it easier to spray and hold for longer periods.


I started with the tops. After letting them dry for an hour or so, I flipped them and sprayed the bottoms.


After that dried, I closed the garage to see it with the contained light and to see spots that needed touching up.

After they were complete. I allowed them to dry completely for a full day and sat them out!


I used a total of 9 cans for 6 chairs.


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  • And31584801 And31584801 on Apr 19, 2018

    I read the details on this paint. It does not say it is for plastic. please advise.

  • Glenda Glenda on Apr 19, 2018

    Does krylon still make a spray paint for plastics called FUSION. That was great stuff!

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