Outdoor Furniture Update

Spring cleaning time is here and a great time to prepare for the upcoming months of outdoor entertaining. We recently got a deck added to our home and purchased a portable furniture set (very lightweight) that would allow us to easily transport furniture between the lower and upper deck areas.

The furniture set is made out of acacia wood and it is recommended that it be stored indoors during inclement weather. On a few occasions, I forgot to bring the set indoors during a storm and the set has weathered over the months.  I was so happy to find out that the set could easily be restored with Rust-Oleum paint and primer.  In this post, I will go over the technique I used to restore my weathered patio set.

Below is a picture of what the furniture set looked like before the makeover.

I received the paint from Rust-Oleum. The ideas and opinions expressed in this post are my own.

Here is a list of the supplies needed:

  • Clean, well ventilated area
  • Rust-Oleum 2x Ultra Cover Paint + Primer Gloss (Seaside color)
  • Sand paper
  • Cloth to clean and prep furniture

Make sure you paint the furniture outdoors or in a well ventilated area. You will also need to remove any loose paint from the surface of the furniture. Then lightly sand away debris and rough surfaces on the furniture. Wipe the furniture clean afterwards.  Spray even coats of paint on the furniture. In my case, I used three light coats of paint a few minutes apart.


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What it looked like after one coat of paint. Pretty good coverage.

The finished result was amazing and the color really pops! Check it out.


When the weather is not so nice, I store the furniture in my sun room to protect it against the rain or snow.

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