Another sneak peek of our patio space! I know, I’m such a tease. It happens. Anyways in the last post about the outdoor sofa makeover, I talked about how we wanted to do this patio makeover on a budget. Enter ugly beat up plastic chairs that I found at a local thrift store for a few measly dollars. I knew with a little TLC & some spray paint that these babies would be as good as new & be a great addition to our patio makeover. And actually these chairs are pretty heavy & are very sturdy so it was a great deal. I hope this post makes you think twice about passing up some ugly plastic furniture at your local thrift store or inspires you to paint some plastic furniture of your own!
1- wash the entire surface of the plastic piece of furniture. I like using windex or vinegar and water to clean with. I feel like it gets all of the dirts & oils completely off the surface which will allow the paint to adhere better to the plastic.
2- You can choose to prime if you want to. I don’t prime when painting plastic. One, because I’m lazy & I don’t feel like it’s necessary. I have never had a problem with paint coming off of my plastic pieces when I don’t prime. Plastic is an absorbent material and any kind of spray paint works very well in my opinion. But, if you do want to prime, you can use kilz or rust-oleums oil based primers for extra security that your paint will last & go on smooth. My favorite spray paint to use is Rust-oleum (and no this post is not sponsored, but hey what’s up rust-oleum! I like your product!) I feel like for plastic and outdoor pieces in general it’s very durable and long lasting. I especially love the hammered textured series because it hides flaws & really leaves no room for error.
3.Your done. I’m not kidding. That’s it. Let your piece dry until it’s out in the weather conditions, but really now you have a beautiful “new” piece of furniture that you can be proud of and that will make your outdoor space look like a whole new area!
What do you think of these tips on how to paint plastic furniture? Have you painted plastic furniture before? What are some tips & tricks that you have? I would love to hear them! Share them in the comments below, or find me on Facebook & Instagram! Also, be sure to check back soon to see the complete before & after of this patio… trust me. It’s a huge makeover & the before is really embarrassing to say the least 😉 You do not want to miss it!