Spray Paint Chair Ideas

For Your Patio and Porch Furniture

Our spray paint chair ideas are sure to motivate you to update the look of your porch furniture.

Moving to a new house makes you want to have everything looking new. Some of our outdoor chairs were ho-hum so I used a can of red spray paint to give our once-tired-looking chairs a quick and easy makeover.

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If you're like us, you will be tickled at the results a can of spray paint and some masking tape can do for your porch furniture!


before and after painting porch chairs bright red!
Want to jazz up your porch for the price of a can of spray paint?



Video: Spray Paint Chair Ideas

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Tutorial: Paint Your Own Chair

ho-hum chair in the before picture

This is the chair I am going to paint. Decide which parts you want to paint and then mask off the rest.

I used making tape and then you will see how I used paper to cover the large spaces I don't want to paint.


chairs masked in the areas I don't want to paint

I masked off the seat and back on both the front and back side of the chair. I used packing paper from when we moved but you could use newspaper.


mask areas on the underside of the chair as well

Here you can see the underside of the chair and how I even masked that part with the paper.


gloss protective enamel paint in sunset red

I am using a gloss protective enamel spray paint made by Rust-oleum. The color is Sunset Red and it's a 15 ounce can.


the before chair and one that has been masked
Here I am ready to get painting



put the chair out in the open on a protective sheet or large piece of plastic to protect the area in which you are painting

Put your chair on a protective cloth - don't want to paint the grass! Do your spray painting outdoors on a day when it's not too windy or humid. Follow the paint can instructions please.


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painting the chair red

Spray paint tips: Spray with a light touch; several lighter coats turn out nicer than one heavy coat.


painting the chair red
Spray all the little nooks and crannies



summer colors on front porch

Once your chair is dry enough to turn over (be patient!), then spray the underside. I was running low on paint so I didn't worry about every single spot that I would never see.




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summer colors on front porch

24 hours later. Don't you think the chairs turned out great? We are very pleased with how they brighten up this side of our porch.


Spray Paint Your Cushions?

spray-painted cushions on front porch
JoAnne says "Spray paint is our friend"
Our facebook friend, JoAnne, saw our spray paint chair ideas and she told us that she also spray paints her porch cushions and flower pots.

Wow, right?

She says she has been doing it for years because cushions are so expensive. She also told us that her cushions are yellow on one side, taupe on the other and she reverses them come fall.

I asked JoAnne how the cushions "feel" for sitting.

JoAnne told us, "Different material and textures feel differently. These yellow cushions tend to be stiff right after painting, but break in well by softening with use.

We have never had paint come off either, even after getting wet since these do see some weather. Light layers to coat, drying well in between, seem to be the key to success. But that's true with any spray paint project."


Front porch with cushions that are spray painted yellow
JoAnne also spray paints her shutters
JoAnne told us, "One of our first spray painting projects was updating our faded burgundy shutters to a beautiful black. They have held up for 8 years now, with no touch ups or priming. We are in Virginia so they see 4 seasons of weather."


spray paint that was used for spraying porch cushions and flower pots This is the spray paint that JoAnne used for her cushions and pots.

We really appreciate her tips and hope they help you, too.



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