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« on: June 15, 2015 11:50:22 AM »

Our local Lions Club (hubby is prez) is cleaning and painting these great aluminum chairs from an old resort as a fundraiser to help out the Boys and Girls Club. 

As a result, my front yard is full of scuzzy old white chairs and a rainbow of repainted ones.  I get to keep six chairs; two each of blue, turquoise, and lime.  Best selling colors so far are lime (the chair between the turquoise and yellow ones) and white, with purple a close third.  Who knew people would want purple garden chairs?


We found a great spray paint, Rustoleum Ultra 2x.  Has primer and paint in one, great coverage, and the can sprays from almost any angle.  Big push button on top, too, so your finger doesn't get tired.  Also paints plastic, so I'm going to give my old resin chairs a facelift when we're done with this project.

Note:  I'm not trying to sell you the chairs; we're in Hawaii and all y'all are way outside our delivery area. 
And I have no affiliations with Rustoleum, just really love that paint.
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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2015 12:36:28 PM »

beautiful!!!
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2015 01:04:11 PM »

They're great! And I would have purple patio chairs!
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2015 05:43:08 PM »

The chairs look awesome!  I'll have to keep in mind this idea for my patio.
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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2015 09:25:47 AM »

Thanks guys!

I saw (online) a set of regular old folding chairs painted with this same paint.  You know, the funky metal ones your grandma had in gray or brown?  They looked adorable in rainbow colors.
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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2015 03:18:12 PM »

nice! did you have to scrape or sand first?
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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2015 07:01:23 PM »

yah, they're kinda crusty when we get them.  We (aka my hubby) power wash, then scrub with brass brush and rinse. 
Actually, I painted one that I thought had been prepped but wasn't, and so far (6 weeks) it doesn't show.
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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2015 03:11:13 AM »

ooh, i hadn't thought about a brass brush...
thanks for the tip!
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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2015 03:14:08 AM »

So nice! My favorites are the red and blue ones, but to have a whole rainbow of these would be super funky! Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2015 08:23:02 AM »

These are great! I'll take four in turquoise. Cheesy
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