Easy-peasy, lemon squeezy. But sad-looking. I kept thinking, if I could only paint these things, they would look new again, and we would be all set. But I really didn’t think paint would stick! However, I looked around at the home improvement store, and guess what I found?
Rust-oleum spray paint that is made specifically for outdoor plastic! Whodathunk?! Many of you may have know that they make this stuff, but in case some of you didn’t, and you have faded, sad-looking plastic chairs, flower pots, or even bird houses in your yard, I wanted to pass this on! It really works! Look at the results.
- Thoroughly clean the item with a scrub brush, water, & soap.
- Let dry completely.
- Spread a drop cloth or tarp over your grass or driveway.
- Prop the item up on small pieces of scrap wood to avoid sticking to the drop cloth.
- Spray the paint as directed, using short bursts and a light spray. Apply 2 or 3 light coats to avoid drips. Let dry completely between coats.
I hope you enjoyed this mini-tutorial on reviving faded outdoor plastic. You can pick up old planters at yard sales and thrift stores for very low prices, especially if they look rough, and now you know how to make them look new again!
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