Need a method to paint a porch swing

by Ron14108027
We've just added a pool in the back yard. My porch swing has never been painted and I'd like to update porch to a beach theme. What kind of paint won't be heavy and peel. I don't want to repaint every year.
  13 answers
  • El El on Jun 17, 2017

    i just redid a garden bench. The wood was black from mold. I washed it down with simple green and Clorox an then coated it with Hoods wood sealer in cedar. It has UV protection so it should last about 2 years depending on condition. Repainted the frame.

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  • Judy Judy on Jun 17, 2017

    pressure washer will take weathered colour off wood...then seal it with good sealer it will last longer....don't buy the cheap stuff

  • Judy Judy on Jun 17, 2017

    EI....your bench looks great

  • Kaye Kaye on Jun 17, 2017

    Suggest you sand and spray paint. If you use a lighter tone color, fade will not show so easily. Perhaps light aqua. They have many types of spray paint out there that should do the trick.

  • Faith Spear Faith Spear on Jun 17, 2017

    You could just bleach the wood. Wood bleach is a little like stripper; buy in hardware store. I have used regular laundry bleach. Must do this outdoors on a sunny day; pour on bleach wait a short while and rinse well with garden hose. Do not do this on your lawn or near gardens.

    You'll need to sand lightly afterwards and then use a whitewash or light gray stain to give it a natural driftwood finish. The oils in the stain preserve the wood and last longer than paint.

  • Mike Mike on Jun 17, 2017

    Fill your pool with paint and dip it.

  • Jan Loehr Jan Loehr on Jun 17, 2017

    Other easy option is just to spray paint in color of your choice with Rustoleum .....check the whole line in Walmart ....if in time color fades just respray again...I have done wicker furniture and other planter pots we use outside and this paint holds up extremely well....very little labor and work!

  • Ang23148424 Ang23148424 on Jun 17, 2017

    El, your bench is gorgeous! πŸ‘πŸ»

  • Ang23148424 Ang23148424 on Jun 17, 2017

    Agree with WhyMeLord on stain and sealer. If you should ever want to change your theme paint is hard to remove. Suggest you also add beach themed pillows

    • Ron14108027 Ron14108027 on Jun 17, 2017

      Appreciate your comment...can't do pillows...we have fenced yard but neighbors have cats (of which I'm highly allergic)...they like to visit and pee on anything cloth. I can't even have cushions on my porch chairs

  • El El on Jun 17, 2017

    Thanks everyone! Fun to do..

  • Carolyn Lane Carolyn Lane on Jun 17, 2017

    I would just restain the wood and varnish it with outdoor type varnish. A couple of throw pillows would bring the beach theme to the forefront.

  • Ang23148424 Ang23148424 on Jun 17, 2017

    Oh that's a shame. Good luck. Would like to see finished product if you feel like posting. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜Š

  • Gina Gina on Jun 17, 2017

    Ive painted all of my wood furniture with exterior house paint.Looks a bit worn,give a light sanding first.I used primer first,let comp dry,then paint.The ext house paint lasted for 15 yrs,..out lasted my furniture!