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Spray paint outdoor furniture

Add colour to your outdoor furniture with a can or two of Rust-Oleum Universal spray paint. You can use Rust-Oleum spray paints on wood, plastic or steel furniture to give them an instant update - or a new look!



Rust-Oleum spray paint is an affordable way to refresh, revamp and instantly update any furniture, including outdoor furniture. You can use Rust-Oleum on ceramic, concrete, plastic, steel or wood, which means you can spray paint almost any outdoor item and add a splash of colour to the garden.

Adirondack chairs are super comfy, and it's easy to make your own if you have the tools and a bit of DIY savvy. In this project unfinished Adirondack chairs were painted in bright colours using Rust-Oleum Universal spray paint.


Adirondack chairs

Rust-Oleum primer

Rust-Oleum Universal in your choice of colours

120- and 240-grit sandpaper and sanding block

Mineral turpentine


Drop cloth






1. If your project has not been sanded down, sand with 120-grit to remove any uneven areas and to round off the sharp edge. Finish off with 240-grit sandpaper for a super smooth finish. Wipe clean with rags dampened with mineral turpentine to remove any traces of dust.

2. Take the project outdoors and place on a large drop cloth, or set up in a well ventilated space. Shaker the primer well and then hold about 30cm away from the surface. Spray in a steady back and forth motion, slightly overlapping each stroke. Only apply one coat and let this dry. If you need to apply a second coat, say to cover heart wood or knots, wait 45 minutes and spray on. Let the paint dry overnight.

3. Now you are ready to apply the Rust-Oleum Universal colour coat. Shake the can well and repeat the method above to apply spray paint. In this case you will need to apply 2 to 3 coats of spray paint, allowing a 15 minute drying time between each coat.

If, after drying, you find that the paint is sticky, use a soft lint-free cloth to wipe down the finish with Mr Min or other wax-based furniture polish.