Money Saving Monday
How to Spray Paint Plastic Patio Chairs

 With the weather really heating up, it's nice to spend the evening hours outside, sitting on the porch as it finally starts to cool off. The more time you spend sitting on that old patio furniture, the easier it is to get bored with it. Instead of buying new pieces this year, why not try to change the pieces you've got. If you're looking for a frugal friendly way to re-vamp your patio furniture, all you need is a little spray paint.


The Krylon Fusion for Plastic is your best choice for this project. It is made to bond specifically to plastic, it is weather and fade resistant, and you don't have to sand or prime before using it. Plus it comes in a ton of fun colors! You can find it at hardware and home improvement stores, and most box stores (Wal-Mart, Target, Kmart etc.) I chose the colors Spring Grass and Patriotic Blue.

The first step is to assemble your pieces of furniture in a well-ventilated area. I highly recommend using a drop cloth.


Since you don't need to sand or prime with the Krylon Fusion spray paints, you can just go straight to painting. These were our chairs for the last two years, so they had some dirt and dust on them. Whether new or not, I recommend washing your chairs down with some water and a small amount of dish soap. Once they are clean, give them one last rinse with the hose or a damp rag to remove any soap residue.


After rinsing your chairs, leave them in the sun to dry, or use a dry towel. You don't want any moisture left on the surface when you start to paint. While you wait for them to fully dry, you can start shaking up your spray paint. You will get better results if you shake for the recommended 1-2 minutes before starting. I followed the directions on the back of the can and tested the first few sprays in an inconspicuous place (the back leg). Use short sweeping motions and make sure to get all angles. I was able to get one chair each out of the green and blue cans. I did purchase more of each color for future touch-ups and to give them one last coating, but it was not necessary. Let them dry as directed before use.

How easy was that? I hope you will try this fun, money-saving idea to give your patio furniture new life this summer.

- - Happy Savings! - -

1 comment:

Colleen said...

I hope it's ok to comment on old posts, but I was searching about this because I plan to do it and I LOVE your results, the chairs are so pretty now. How are they holding up?