Painting Ways For Your Old Outside Furniture Pieces
Your old outside furniture pieces doesn’t have to look drab and boring. You can use paint to make it come back to life. Add freshness, style and charm to old outside furniture with new paint. Here are the ways that you can do. Don work clothing and cover your work area thoroughly to prevent spreading of sanding dust or dripping and tracking of paint. Remove all hardware and set it aside for cleaning and replacing when paint has dried. Remove drawers and shelves, which will be painted separately. Cover mirrors or glass panes that cannot be removed with masking tape and kraft paper. Remove old, loose or peeling paint from your outside furniture piece with medium-grit sandpaper or a paint scraper. Sweep or vacuum up residue. Rub all surfaces of your furniture piece with fine-grit sandpaper. While you may wish to sand off all previous paint, primer can cover stubborn remainders and make it possible to change surface colors without show-through.
Stir primer paint thoroughly and brush a coat on all surfaces to be repainted. Let primer dry thoroughly, according to directions. Sand the dry primer paint coat lightly with fine-grit sandpaper to maximize adherence of your top-coat paint. Brush or vacuum up the sanding dust. Apply a smooth, even, thin coat of topcoat paint to your outside furniture piece. Painting the legs of chairs, the underside of the shelf or the feet of the dresser first lets you reach the most awkward parts first and prevents you from painting over previous work. Let the paint dry thoroughly overnight or for 24 hours. Sand the dry layer lightly, as before, and apply a second smooth, even topcoat.