Plastic garden chairs are cheap and easy to buy and because of this you find identical ones in gardens across the UK, but did you know you can paint them with spray paint and give them a new lease of life and an individual look?
 
how to paint plastic garden chairs with spray paint

In this post we show you how to quickly and easily change the look of your white plastic garden chairs with Pintyplus spray paint.

Pintyplus is a well-established brand of paint made in Spain and sold in the UK by pintyplus.co.uk. The video below was filmed by one of our team in Barcelona and although the title is in Spanish, the video has no spoken Spanish in it, so you can watch the makeover and see how to transform your chairs.

What you’ll need to paint your plastic chair

To transform your chairs you are going to need two different products. The first is Pintyplus Tech Plastic Spray Primer and the second is your choice of colours from our Pintyplus Evolution range. For this tutorial four different colours were chosen to give a quirky and individual look, but you could just as easily spray them all the same colour. We also chose to spray one of them white to show you how you can just as effectively use spray paint to freshen up the original appearance of the chairs. (particularly useful if your chairs are green and have faded in the sun)

Pinty Plus - Evolution - Gloss - 400ml

Extra-quick drying RAL Gloss acrylic spray paint. Suitable for use both indoors and outdoors.

£8.50

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Pinty Plus - Tech - Primer For Plastics - 400ml

Colourless primer for most plastics. Obtain the best anchorage before applying the final finish.

£11.50

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Step by step instructions

1. The first step is to clean the surface that we are going to paint. You always need to do this before painting any surface, since it will help us to make the spray paint adhere much better and ensure the finish is perfect. After washing you’ll also need to ensure the surface is dry.

Exterior plastic paint for chair spray pintyplus

2. Next apply the primer for plastics. It is a fast-drying transparent primer that ensures the spray paint adheres correctly and thus has greater durability. Pintyplus Evolution spray paint can actually be applied directly to plastic, however with this type of project where the chairs will be left outside all year and receive a lot of surface contact with people sitting on them we have chosen to use the primer to achieve greater adherence for the spray paint, as well as greater resistance to rubbing and temperature changes.

primer for plastics pintyplus spray

3. Once the primer is dry (whenever you apply this type of product it is very important to completely respect the drying times), it is time to apply the colour.

Evolution pintyplus spray paint for plastics

Spray paint colors

For this project we have four chairs and we have chosen four colours of spray paint from the Pintyplus Evolution range:
Pure white
Antique Pink
Gentian Blue
Mint Turquoise

When spray painting it is important to always paint about 15 cm from the surface and it is always preferable to apply two thin layers rather than one, so we don’t get a build-up of excess paint.

Remember to keep your hand moving left to right or from top to bottom to cover all the object you are painting.

4. Once the object has been painted, it is important to allow it to dry well and review if we have any areas where we need to touch up.

As you can see, in a very easy way, and the best: doing it ourselves, we can change the decoration of the house for very very little.

Enjoy the good weather and your outdoor areas!

Pinty Plus - Evolution - Gloss - 400ml

Extra-quick drying RAL Gloss acrylic spray paint. Suitable for use both indoors and outdoors.

£8.50

View product

Pinty Plus - Tech - Primer For Plastics - 400ml

Colourless primer for most plastics. Obtain the best anchorage before applying the final finish.

£11.50

View product