How do you avoid runs when spray painting plastic outdoor chairs???


Most of the paint sprayed on the chair without any runs, but at eh op of the back of the chair it ran. I was going to lightly sand then respray. If you have a better suggestion please let me know! Thank you!

  6 answers
  • Polly Fuller Polly Fuller on Jul 22, 2018
    put several light coats instead of trying to cover all at once.

  • Beth Beth on Jul 22, 2018
    You are getting runs because you are spraying too heavy a coat and going too slowly (which is basically the same thing). Begin spraying off to the side, before you hit the chairs, so no spurts get on them, and continue on across and don't stop until you are off the other side so when you stop there won't be any spurts, either. Apply several light coats until it is done, rather than trying to get it done faster with fewer heavy coats, and you won't have drips.

    • Wendy Wendy on Jul 25, 2018
      I was thinking this same thing! I'm sure I was going too heavy on the first coat.

  • William William on Jul 22, 2018

    Too much pain in one area. Painting too close. Trying to paint in one coat. Several light coats prevent runs and gets you a smooth finish'

  • Cheryl Gillman Cheryl Gillman on Jul 22, 2018

    If you can lean the chairs so the back is flat but have the seat part on the ground and the back of the chair up but levelled, then spray your paint slowly and in thin coats, rather than thick heavy coats and wait til it dries, do as many coats until you're happy with it then let it dry and stand it back up

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Jul 22, 2018

    Keep the can away from the chair don’t put it lose thinking it will cover better

  • Wendy Wendy on Jul 25, 2018
    Thank you I wish I had done this to start with!