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The Best Way to Paint: Patio Furniture

Filed Under: Know-How, Outdoors

A resin patio furniture set can get a whole new look...if you know the best way to paint it. Designer Laura Bray shares how she turned a typical white patio furniture set into a retro red ensemble.

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When Laura wanted to update her 15-year-old patio furniture (without having to shell out for a new, fancier set), she decided to simply give it a color makeover. And the best way to paint it? With a spray paint formulated for use with plastic, such as Krylon's Fusion for Plastic line. Laura decided on a red hue, which complimented the green and purple colors in her backyard garden.

For a table and four chairs, Laura used about six cans of spray paint. And other than a nice cleaning beforehand, there was no prep work (i.e. sanding and priming) needed before hand. To finish off the makeover, Laura stenciled blooms on the chair backs. For a full tutorial, visit Laura Bray Katydiddys.

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