Your old plastic lawn chairs can easily be painted with some Rustoleum aerosol paint to like they are brand new. So instead of throwing out your old lawn chairs, you can save money by just repainting them in whatever color you like!
Can plastic garden chairs be painted?
Yes, plastic garden chairs can be painted by simply using an aerosol spray can.
The best option for that is Rustoleum in my professional opinion.
You will have to clean your plastic chairs before painting or else they will flake and chip easily.
How to clean garden chairs before painting
The best way to get rid of any grease and grime that will potentially make your paint job fail is to use Krudd Cutter Gloss Off.
Dawn is one of the best degreasers that will get the job done.
After cleaning the plastic garden chairs I like to wipe them down with some denatured alcohol.
It is just an extra step I like to take for general purposes.
Now that everything is clean and dry you can go ahead and paint!
How to paint plastic garden chairs
I like to use Rustoleum aerosol cans.
Before painting your plastic chairs you will need to use a plastic adhesion promoter such as this:
It will help promote a bond between your surface and paint.
One lightly misted coat is enough.
Before painting, make sure you shake the cans up really well for at least 1-2 minutes.
Tip: place the cans in a bucket of warm water 5-10 minutes prior to using them.
This will help thin the paint and make it flow better when spraying.
Another thing I would suggest is this attachable trigger:
It really helps to get an even spray pattern without straining your fingers from pushing.
The trick to painting plastic lawn chairs is to do 2-3 light coats of paint.
Your first coat should be light enough to where the original color still shows through.
Your second and third coats should progressively cover more until fully covered.
Let it dry for at least 12-24 hours before using them.
Save your money and don’t throw out your old plastic lawn chairs. You can easily paint them any color you want by cleaning them and using an adhesion promoter plus Rustoleum spray paint.