Painting wooden garden furniture Scrape off all large pieces of existing paint. Smooth all surfaces with sandpaper using 100-, 120- or 180-grit, depending on the level of sanding needed. Wipe any dust from furniture with a damp cloth. Apply one coat of exterior primer to the furniture using a brush. Spray Paint Patio Furniture Conventional spray paints work best for painting outdoor furniture made of wicker, wood and metal. There is special spray paint formulated for outdoor plastic furniture. Wooden Furniture Apply the primer and allow it to dry; then apply several coats of paint that completely cover all surfaces of the wood. The exterior paint may be either oil-based or latex, unless the furniture is wicker. Wicker and other flexible wooden materials should be painted with oil-based exterior paint. To paint outdoor wood furniture, I highly recommend starting with a stain blocking primer, followed by 3 coats of latex outdoor primer and multiple coats of exterior latex paint. This technique will cork for metal furniture as well. Priming Your Home's Exterior Before Painting. If the paint is sound, you generally need to prime only scraped or repaired areas. You can also use a stain-blocking primer in lieu of regular primer to seal knots in board siding or trim and to cover stains that you can't remove, such as rust.
There are three surefire ways to waterproof your wood for years to come. Use linseed or Tung oil to create a beautiful and protective hand-rubbed finish. Seal the wood with coating of polyurethane, varnish, or lacquer. Finish and waterproof wood simultaneously with a stain-sealant combo.
For furniture it's best to use a satin or semigloss finish in either a latex or an oil-based paint. Never leave primer unpainted. If you choose a latex paint, a latex primer is an excellent choice for most uses. It goes on easily and blocks most stains, but it doesn't have the odor of an oil-based primer.
Yes, you can spray paint outdoor furniture using Krylon®. For outdoor wooden furniture, consider applying Krylon® Exterior Semi-Transparent Wood Stain, which offers durability, UV-fade protection, and water repellency.
Chalk Paint® is a decorative furniture paint developed by Annie Sloan over 25 years ago. It very rarely requires any preparation, such as sanding or priming, and can be used indoors or outside, on just about any surface. Apply Chalk Paint® Wax to protect your finish and add durability.
Acrylic paint is not really waterproof. It is water resistant to a big extent since it is a polymer. But is porous so it will absorb water little by little.
Waterproofing Outdoor Furniture: Brush off or Use a Hand Vacuum on Lightly Soiled or Dusty Furniture. Make Sure the Furniture Is Dry. Keep Waterproofing Products Away from Plants and Animals. Spray the Furniture with the Waterproofing Spray. Allow the Furniture to Completely Dry Before Using It.
Epoxy with Exterior Varnish An epoxy sealer with exterior varnish topcoats is the most durable, but also the most labor-intensive finish you can apply to outdoor furniture.