Well, it’s that time of year again. Time to pretend like my backyard is always clean. Ha! The truth: I live in Oregon and we have moss and all the goodness that likes to take over all furniture, etc.
When buying furniture here in Oregon you need to ask yourself a few questions:
- Will moss stain it?
- Could the combo of rain/freeze/thaw/rain/freeze/thaw hurt this piece of furniture?
- Is it white? White plastic really really doesn’t work out here.
- Made of wood? Yeah, just give up.
If you answered ‘yes’ to any or all of the above AND live in Oregon, most likely you are in possession of some weathered furniture. Unless you’re one of the fancy few that remember to put their outdoor furniture away for 9 months out of the year (in case you’re wondering, I’m not one of those fancy few… it’s more like 5 months out of the year).
We have weathered outdoor furniture around here. When buying used outdoor furniture, 90% of the time it’s weathered and run down. Well, darn.
Recently I purchased a set of 6 plastic chairs from an estate sale for $3 total. They look like they have spent the majority of their plastic lives in the rain. The moss has pretty much stained the plastic. Luckily, I was able to get most of the gunk off with some Mr. Clean Outdoor Cleaner, but they still had a lovely green/brown splotch color.
I decided to revamp the chairs with a bit of paint. Plastic spray paint. First some primer, then some special pretty spray paint.
Tape off some stripes with painter’s tape and newspaper.
Spray with gold paint.
Seal it all with a clear sealer. Let cure for a few days before really using (less likely to chip the paint). Done.
Here’s what I used:
- Mr. Clean Outdoor Spray to clean
- Mr. Clean Magic Eraser for scrubbing
- Valspar Primer Spray Paint (for plastics)
- Valspar Flat Mirage Spray Paint (for the main chair color)
- Valspar Gold Metalic Spray (for the fancy parts)
- Valspar Clear High Gloss Spray Paint
Add a small side table with flowers, some mosquito repelling citronella candles, and some wine. Enjoy! I’m VERY happy with my revamped outdoor chairs.
Also: P&G and Lowe’s want to giveaway a couple of goodies to all of you! Yeah! All the supplies they sent me to clean up my chairs + a $100 Lowe’s gift card.
To enter to win the $100 Lowe’s Gift Card + backyard cleaning supplies, answer this question: “What’s your favorite summer BBQ food?”
Note: P&G and Lowe’s provided the prize as part of a contest. I was also provided with cleaning supplies to clean up my chairs. I was paid to write this post, but all opinions and statements are my own. Items to win in the giveaway are: · $100 Lowe’s gift card · Mr. Clean Outdoor Pro Spray · Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Outdoor Pro · Bounty · Tide Pods · Duracell AA Batteries · for one winner. Winner must live in the United States. Head to FindItAtLowes.com to find the perfect goodies to clean up your backyard! Giveaway ends on July 31st, 2013 11:59 PM PST.