How-To: Bright and Fresh Garden Furniture

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Make_Krylon_Button_v3.gifAfter spending summers in the sun and winters in the rain, outdoor furniture begins looking tired. Without stain or paint, the elements will eventually ruin the look and the wood itself will begin to rot. That is what Mother Nature had is store for my redwood deck chairs, but I saved them and posted instructions to follow on Make: Projects.
Krylon’s new Dual spray paint is a combination of primer and paint. It’s a great way to apply a layer of protection and completely makeover almost anything at the same time. It just requires a little bit of elbow grease, sanding the wood down, and then spraying layer after layer of color. Spray painting is immediately satisfying and really fun.
My old drab chairs are now bright and fresh. The bold mandarin color contrasts beautifully with the tall green grass and overgrown flowers in my garden. Plus, they are protected from weathering for seasons to come.
See the complete instructions (and find a printer friendly PDF) on Make: Projects. For more spray paint ideas, visit

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