One of my most popular posts is my post about How to Spray Paint Plastic Outdoor Chairs and I thought that since so many people are searching for information on the topic I should give you all an update on how mine are holding up one year later. It turns out that there is a spray paint for outdoor furniture and I’ll tell you which one worked best.
If you haven’t read the post about the original problem with my chalky residue plastic adirondack chairs you can get caught up right here, but let’s just say that even with a little bit of fading they are still way better than what I started with a year ago. And they have been a lovely place to enjoy an adult beverage if I do say so myself 🙂
There they are, my spray painted plastic adirondack chairs when I first painted them, and what they look like now. Clearly you can see that the blue one held up quite nicely and the green one faded quite a bit.
Just to give you some background info, I live in sunny Southern California and these chairs are always kept outside where the endure a lot of sunshine.
So why did one fade and not the other? Well I used 2 different types of Rust-Oleum spray paint and one did a much better job.
In my experience when using Rust-Oleum spray paint on something that you are going to have outside, it is best to use a satin finish. For some reason it doesn’t fade as much (or really at all in this case) and keeps your plastic outdoor furniture looking nice for longer. Neither of the finishes chipped at all, which sort of surprised me.
So the answer to the burning question, “can you spray paint plastic outdoor chairs?’ is YES! It works great and is a great way to add a huge pop of color to your backyard. And anytime you can save money and revamp something to give it new life it is worth a bit of time don’t you think?