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Spruce up garden chairs with Rust-Oleum

Plastic chairs are an affordable way to add extra seating outdoors, but they become grubby over time. We show you how to spruce up those plastic garden chairs with a couple of cans of Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint.

Rust-Oleum 2X* spray paint in your choice of [2] colours

Painter's masking tape

Paper or newspaper

A wide selection of Rust-Oleum 2X colours can be found at your local Builders Warehouse.

 

Preparation

Before painting, make sure that your plastic chairs are clean and dry. Scrub with a kitchen scourer and Sugar Soap to make sure the surface is ready for paint.

1. Mask off for the first colour using painter's tape. A good height is about two-thirds of the way up the legs. Make sure that the tape is stuck down well along the edges.

2. Shake the can well for a least 1-minute and then apply a light, even first coat over the top section of the chair. Let the first coat dry and then apply a second coat. Leave overnight to dry thoroughly

GOOD TO KNOW: Always work in a well-ventilated space out of direct sunlight, and put down drop cloths to protect floors and surrounding areas.

3. Now you are ready to apply the second colour to the lower section of the chair. Cover the previously painted section with newspaper and edge with painter's tape. Check that the edges of the tape are flat against the surface before spraying with two coats of paint. Carefully remove the paper and tape before the paint dries fully.

 

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