Transform Your Outdoor Furniture With Plastic Patio Furniture Paint
Maybe you’ve tried painting plastic before with little success. The paint would not adhere to the plastic properly; or it would soon start to flake or peel off. But it is possible to successfully apply paint to plastic patio furniture with fantastic looking results, if you know how.
Why would you want to paint your plastic patio furniture? Well, if you are happy with the limited range of colors on offer, normally white or green, then don’t bother.
There is no need to paint it because color already permeates the material. However research has shown that many people want to customise their purchases with colors and finishes of their choice.
Customise Your Patio Furniture
Perhaps you want your plastic patio furniture to match the décor of your home or complement your decking or even the natural shades of the trees, plants, and lawn of your garden. If so you need to consider taking advantage of plastic patio furniture paint that allows you a choice of hundreds of colors and shades.
On the other hand you may have an existing set of plastic patio furniture that is now looking tired and faded, and this too could be transformed by the use of plastic patio furniture paint. Rather than replace your outdoor furniture simply treat it to a facelift.
How To Paint Your Plastic Furniture
So, how do you go about transforming the look of your outdoor plastic furniture? As with all painting the secret is in the preparation. Here are the steps you need to take to paint your plastic patio furniture successfully. Taking the time to complete these steps will provide you with the best possible paint finish.
First, clean the surface. If you are painting older plastic patio furniture treat any mildew with 3:1 water:bleach solution. Leave it on to dry for 20 minutes and repeat if necessary. Then rinse thoroughly with water. (Safety: wear eye and skin protection). Remove any remaining dirt by scrubbing with detergent and water, then rinse thoroughly.
Second, prepare the surface. Use fine grit (#220) garnet paper to sand-scuff the surface in order to improve paint adhesion. (Safety: wear eye protection and dust mask).
Third, prime the surface. Apply a high adhesion bonding primer recommended for exterior use on plastic e.g. Rust-Oleums Plastic Primer. Spray the surface with primer to provide a good bond between your plastic furniture and the topcoat. Allow the primer to dry overnight before applying the top paint coat. Do not leave the primer unpainted.
Finally, the painting.
Use a 100% acrylic exterior latex paint to personalise your plastic patio furniture with any of hundreds of colors, sheens and finishes. Select a product recommended for use on outdoor furniture and choose from flat, satin, semi-gloss, gloss, textured and other finishes.
It’s that simple. Plastic patio furniture paint allows you to transform your dull patio furniture into something unique and exciting and gives your plastic patio furniture a designer look that matches the décor of your home.