How To Paint Adironback Chairs

How To Paint Adironback Chairs

How To Paint Adironback Chairs

8 February 2018
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Adirondack chairs add elegance to any backyard, featuring straight backs, straight seats, and large arm rests. However, sometimes, the chairs fade from exposure to the weather, or you no longer like the color.

You may hesitate painting them because of the design, but it is easy to paint Adirondack chairs with the right tools. Paint your Adirondack chair by following this step-by-step guide.

Prepare to Paint the Chair

To paint Adirondack chairs, you need: 

  • work gloves
  • eye goggles
  • rags
  • drop cloths or plastic
  • all-purpose cleaner 
  • wrench or Phillips screwdriver
  • 220-grit sandpaper
  • wood putty two-inch  and one-inch flat paint brushes paint tray exterior  latex  paint and primer  or all-in-one primer and paint 

Set the chair on top of drop cloths or plastic, and try to work on the chair outdoors during a dry spell of three to four days. If you prefer to bring the chair indoors, work in a well-ventilated area. 

Wiggle legs and arms to check for loose parts, and tighten them with the screwdriver or wrench. Check the surface for holes and dings,  fill them with wood putty, then let it dry. 

Sand and Clean

Sand the old finish off the chair to roughen the surface. You may prefer to use a flexible sanding block to get in-between spindles. Clean the chair with a household cleaner and rag to remove dirt and sand dust, rinse, then let it dry.

After you remove the dust, turn the chair upside down on the plastic or drop cloths. This ensures you cover the parts closest to the ground thoroughly. 

Prime and Paint

Prime the chair using the smaller brush in between the slats, and clean drips from the top with a clean rag. Let the chair dry on the bottom, then reverse the chair and prime the top.

After the primer dries, reverse the chair, and paint the bottom in the same manner as you primed. Let the first coat dry, and brush on another coat on all parts, if needed.

If desired, use spray primer and paint. Shake the can well, and spray the surface holding the nozzle about tone foot from the surface. Work in a back and forth motion in even, overlapping strokes. Wait several minutes, and spray on another coat. 

To save more time, apply an all-in-one paint and primer. Mix some paint in the paint tray, and brush it on the surface in the same manner as the primer and paint. Let all surfaces dry for twenty-four hours. 

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