How to Paint Adirondack Chairs? A Simple Guide

Painting  An Adirondack Chair

Adirondack chairs are well known to be the best to suit the outdoor in lovely houses. They make the environment look very beautiful and very comfortable since the chairs themselves are happy to sit on, since whenever we have a few visitors, we take them to the outdoor to relax and chat.

Therefore, having these particular chairs makes it very comfortable to take your crew there and have fun.

Generally, outdoor furnishes share certain in common. The thing is that they all require frequent and well-timed maintenance. Without even saying, painting the chaise is the best solution for their care since they often fade by their paints.

Therefore, hence we need to do the maintenance; we at this moment should be well versed on how to paint Adirondack chairs.

By doing this, you will have a fresh style, bright color, and character to your backyard. The following are the requirements for painting Adirondack chair;

  • Wooden Adirondack Patio Chair
  • Drop cloth
  • Grift sand paper
  • Rust-Oleum Painters Touch White Primer
  • Lint-free rags
  • Sanding block
  • Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch Acrylic Spray Paint
  • Work gloves.

Having everything listed on the above, you will be ready to paint your Adirondack chair using the following steps as a result of this.

Steps for Painting Adirondack Chair

1. Preparation

To begin with, you will have to locate a place of work that is well ventilated. After that, get a drop cloth and pad on the surface that you will be working on to protect the other surrounding area from any overspray that would be possible during the process.

Sand each surface and wipe it off with a tack cloth and a clean rag. Otherwise, you can wash the chair and sanding the surface and remove any dirt that may be felt by anyone.

Importantly, make sure that you have put on protective gloves to enhance your hands' cleanliness, especially during the time of painting and priming.

2. Prime the Surface

Typically, it is very frustrating to redo a job that you have just done. Therefore, using a good prime helps a lot in maintaining the chair's paint, and it will make it appear as a new one forever. After you get the primer, follow the following steps to perform your priming action to the surface;

  • Shake the can for approximately one minute so that you are pretty sure that it is ready to be used.
  • Make sure that mixing balls in the can start to rattle.
  • If, by any chance, the balls do not rattle, leave the can; do not just strike the can and contact Rust-Oleum.
  • Holding the primer away from the Adirondack chair with approximately 10-16 inches apart, spray a primer coat that is even.

In case you want to apply a second coat. Make sure that you use it in the first hour while the paint is still wet. However, if you miss that particular step to follow with one hour, then it is advisable for you to time lag for 24 hours so that the first coating has dried completely.

3. Paint the chair.

Painting the chair can either be done by the use of hands or by spraying. It all depends on the choice that you come up with.

For spray painting

If you have decided to spray paint your Adirondack chair, the instructions are not different. As you hold that particular can for the paint 10-16 inches away from that specific chair, paint the while surface by spraying, the wait for the sprayed surface to dry so that you can add another coat.

When done, flip the chair over the tarp that you have provided to the extent to the chair's underside.

Importantly, when you decide to do your spraying, make sure that you choose a day that does not have a lot of wind. This prevents the debris as well as the paint from getting into your mouth or eyes. In addition to that, choosing a non-windy day will as well result in a fully finished project.

For painting by hand

If you decide to paint your Adirondack chair using your hands, you will then require several paintbrushes and approximately a quart of some paint. After you have taken the color and opened it, be sure to thoroughly stir the paint using what jus referred to as a paint stir.

Using the brush that you have, apply a coat even to every part of the Adirondack chair. Wait for the paint to dry, then add another coat. So that you can be able to reach the chair's underside, you are supposed to wait for the top par to completely dry.

After the top part is dry, flip that particular chair over and repose it on the tarp, then paint two coats to the chair's underside.

4. Seal the paint.

The final step is sealing the paint using a spray urethane sealant and be sure to coat the Adirondack chair evenly. Generally, this is a very significant way for you to come up with a durable and beautiful chair.

Some paints will have sealant in them, so if your spray paint is both a paint and a sealant, you will not be required to follow this step.


Many of us have long been afraid to have company at their homes. It is now time to stop having such fears. When you paint your Adirondack chair, you will have prolonged its durability and if you do it correctly, trust me, you will be willing to show it off to anyone you refer to as a friend to you.

After you have painted your chair perfectly, you will never feel like getting rid of it at any given time. It is important to note that it will be such a shame for you to hide or throw your chair away if you do not paint it, but after you paint it well, getting rid of it will never come into your mind at any given time.

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1 thought on “How to Paint Adirondack Chairs? A Simple Guide”

  1. Such an awesome blog! All the information provided by you is really very helpful for all. I agreed that we should keep our project dust-free with the piece of tack cloth. Everyone should follow the tips provided by you, it will make their work easier. Keep Posting! Keep Sharing!


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