Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Plastic Adirondack Chair Gets New Life

Inexpensive plastic Adirondack chair found in the shed needed a face lift.  Years of grime had built up on it, so  I washed it down with one of those cleaners with bleach and let it dry over night.  Using a fine sanding block I lightly sanded the area I wanted to paint to rough it up and bit. Since I never painted anything like this before, I hoped the light sanding would help the paint stick. 

I painted the picture with regular acrylic craft paint and let that dry for two days.

Then sprayed it with an acrylic sealer. I put five coats of the sealer on because this would be left outside all summer.  I'd recommend this be stored in a shed or garage during the winter months.

2 comments:

  1. Just found your blog. New subscriber. How did this chair work out? Did paint fade in the sun? Lovely job. Thanks for sharing.MJ in NC

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  2. The paint stayed good. I think the 5 coats of sealer helped. Usually i do one or two coats, but I wanted to make sure it had a good seal. If water gets in at any point all the paint will start to lift.
    Thanks for stopping by!

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