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Learn How To Customize Your Patio Furniture

Patio furniture is designed to stay outside for long periods of time, but eventually it may start to fade from extended exposure to the elements. Fortunately, you can update the look of your patio set quickly and easily, if you are willing to put in a little bit of elbow grease. Use the following guide to learn how to paint your patio furniture to give it a new look.

Prepare The Furniture

The first thing you need to do is clean the furniture. Outdoor furniture can often have dirt built up on it because it has been outside for so long. Simply spray down the furniture with a water hose and use dish soap and a sponge to wipe the furniture down. Allow the furniture to fully dry before continuing.

Paint The Furniture

Place the furniture on a tarp in your yard and then use a brightly colored exterior paint to paint the furniture. You want to use exterior paint because it is designed for use outdoors. It can withstand the elements and keep its look for a long time without fading. Be sure that you are using applying the paint evenly over the furniture so that it has a professional look when you are finished.

Customize The Furniture

Once the bright, bold color of paint has had a few hours to dry, consider customizing the furniture even more. Take a washable marker and draw the initial of your last name, or another design, on the back of the chairs, where people lean, when they sit in them. The letter needs to be rather large so that it can easily be seen. Get a second color of outdoor paint and a small paintbrush and paint the initial. This will make the furniture total unique.

Give The Furniture Extra Protection

Use a paintbrush to apply a layer of polyurethane gel to the exterior of the furniture. The gel will create a protective coating over the furniture. The gel is clear so you do not have to worry about it muting the bright colors you chose.

The entire process takes a very short time. You can use this method of updating outdoor furniture to update the look of teak, metal, and even wicker outdoor furniture because the outdoor paint is safe to use on just about any material that you could have on your deck or patio. Being brave with your color choice will give your furniture the updated look you want. For ideas on patio furniture design, contact a supplier, like Patio Gallery.