The iron framed chairs are woven in polyethylene wicker, which is made to last through all weather situations. Conveniently hidden wheels in two of the legs make this piece easy to move around, while both sides of the tabletop fold down for easy storage. Unlike teak, eucalyptus trees are fast growing and more readily available as a result, products made from eucalyptus wood are less expensive. If you find you’re someone who enjoys lounging outside, you may prefer a seating arrangement with cushion. If you find you have a muted hue to your backyard, you can always add a splash of color to your furniture with bright cushions or pick a painted piece. If you find you have a lively contrasting color scheme already in place, you can’t go wrong with a neutral color like black or a warm oak. I was thinking of painting them white but now you have opened my eyes to painting them with color!

Do these steps differ when prepping different materials, such as metal, plastic, wicker or wood?

For wicker or rattan, spray paints tend to make a nicer finish and easily gets into the grooves. If space is a problem, a variety of covers and tarps are available to help protect your investment.

In one weekend, you can give tired exterior furniture a fresh, updated look with just a coat of paint.

Furniture intended for the indoors is never going to have as long an outdoor life as its pressure-treated or rot resistant wood counterparts, but a little protection from the elements goes a long way. Avoid deck stains or penetrating finishes that don’t offer enough protection for untreated wood outdoors. I am looking for advice and a beginners step by step guide as to how to bring the life back to this bench.

As the sealer finishes its curing process, it is supposed to pull the varnish into the wood with it.

I then sanded the top with a block sander using very fine sandpaper (finishing with 400 grit) and cleaned the dust as described before. You may also have noticed whites that run the gamut from clean, sparkling whites to more muted and weathered tones. Since there are many different ways that color can be used in outdoor spaces, think what will work the best for you before bringing in new outdoor furniture or other accessories. Also look at the surrounding foliage and flowers for cues, and decide whether you want to harmonize or contrast.

However, once the wood has been out for a number of years (on average about 10), the surface grain will have opened up and it will have lost its surface tannins – at this point replenishing these with new oils will be beneficial. The material is for general information only and does not constitute investment, tax, legal, medical or other form of advice. If you are like me though, as you were dusting the three inches or so of pollen off your outdoor furniture, you may have discovered the furniture needed a little facelift of its own. Just having this sprayer to paint all the doors (currently stained) would be a huge blessing.

Wear a tight-fitting dust mask, safety goggles, and appropriate clothing that covers your skin while you sand and scrape away paint.

But before we could do that- we had to run the gas line about 700 feet from the road to the house. But the floor on the porch off of our kitchen had been screaming to be painted for at least the last four years now- and today it was going to be silenced!

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Wood Patio Furniture You’ll Love

When you use a liquid deglosser to prep a piece of wood furniture for painting, use rubber gloves and an old cut up t-shirt.

The best way to get a flawless finish with spray paint and guarantee that the paint will not not run is to do two light coats moving your hand back and forth quickly. I have had for more than 15 years that the paint finish has worn off and the fiberglass has started to break down. Your goal is is to smooth down any little splinters that may have popped up during priming.

Choose a dark green paint and light green or yellow paint and mix them to create a bit of depth to your leaves. If your bench must be in a place where water tends to gather, raise it up off the ground with a couple of large paving stones to keep the wood from warping.

Much like traditional paintbrushes, foam brushes are available in a wide variety of sizes, allowing for usage in the tiniest of nooks and crannies.

The dining table seats up to eight adults with plush seating and vibrant colors to match your taste. For a perfect open concept dining area, start by rolling out a trellis-print area rug to define the space, then arrange four linen-upholstered parsons chairs around this sleek design. And finally, anchor it all with this understated dining table surrounded by matching side chairs.

Its casual silhouette makes it the perfect option for relaxing poolside with a glass of wine and your favorite novel. They allow you to host large dinner parties or ensure you can have a family dinner with a side of sun. If you find you have a lively contrasting color scheme already in place, you can’t go wrong with a neutral color like black or a warm oak. If you find you’re someone who enjoys lounging outside, you may prefer a seating arrangement with cushion. I cleaned the grime off the entire table and just lightly sanded the table top with my rotary sander. Our screened porch is one of our favorite summer hangouts too, especially for our morning coffee.

Even better, aerosols tend to give a factory style, air brush finish when applied properly, as opposed to a brush-on paint. Paint designed especially for metal surfaces tends to add rust protection into the paint – make sure the paint says “rust proofing” or “rust inhibiting”. The really nice thing about the variety of paints and finishes available is that people can turn “garage sale finds” into treasures.

Keep in mind that bold doesn’t always mean bright, either—graying down the hue can make it more livable and help it blend in better with the surrounding plants and greenery.

To stand up to the elements outdoors, furniture needs to be made using waterproof glue and exterior finishes.

Use furniture glides to raise the piece slightly off the ground so it doesn’t sit in puddles of rainwater. My husband wants to put it on the patio up all the way up against the house for outdoor parties.

I did this because the high gloss varnish developed tiny bubbles as it cured — very frustrating. Although it is easier to find patio furniture in the more traditional whites or natural wood tones, today you can also find outdoor furniture in bold primary or even tropical colors if that is your choice.

Whether you want to add the newest most fashion forward colors or your own perennial favorite, chances are that you can easily find it in today’s patio furniture.

Maybe the best place to start before you introduce new color is to take a good look at your surroundings.

If your furniture has been damaged by a pressure washer the solution is to sand it down smooth again, although you don’t want to have to do this too many times.

While bleaches do not harm oak, and most other timbers, they can cause discolouration – so it’s best to test it on a small area first before applying to the whole area. Time for sipping drinks, preferably ones with little umbrellas, on porches, decks and patios.

I have umpteen projects of refinishing stuff, we’re putting up a picket fence out front that needs painted, let’s see.

You can remove both rust and paint using a stiff wire brush or an electric drill equipped with a sanding pad and abrasive discs.

Hold the can about 8 to 12 inches from the object you’re painting and keep the can moving to avoid excess paint that can drip.

Anyway, my “to do” list of smaller chores for our house is pretty long and does not get addressed often. Windex vinegar spray is the best product to use to clean outdoor furniture, remove mildew and dirt. This paint is off the charts amazing with a very durable finish that is ideal for outdoor furniture and accessories.

Rust-oleum protective enamel spray paint protects outdoor metal furniture and accessories from rusting. I go over the piece twice with liquid deglosser to make sure that it’s clean and a bond will form with the paint. Use two different sizes of tape to get a variety of stripes, or stick with one tape width and measure carefully for perfectly uniform stripes.

Try to vary the sizes of your flowers a little, and create little buds around the edges for added interest. With a little bit of work and a small budget you can have a whole new piece of outdoor furniture.

Many individuals make the mistake of leaving wet and freshly finished outdoor furniture outside while drying.