Another fun cottage project. We (and by we I mean Mr. FPM) painted my Adirondack chairs.
Well, actually, he painted one, because I didn’t bring enough paint. You know, the girl who owns a paint shop didn’t bring enough paint to do her projects, to be fair, I brought A LOT of paint here, but wasn’t committed to colours until I got here, so ya, we ran out of red. Anyhoo…we used Fusion Mineral Paint and used my Homeright Max Pro Sprayer, an easy peasy way to paint an Adirondack chair.
I used Fort York Red for this chair, we will be doing a total of 4 chairs. We are going to do 2 red and 2 yellow I think. Maybe. Still cannot commit. Colour is a must when you have a cottage on the South Shore so I am torn.
We bought our chairs from our favourite place Zwicker’s Woodworking. Look at all the pretty colours.
As we are on a budget, we bought the most economical chair – the naked ones – and decided to paint them ourselves. Cuz…it’s easy, and thats what we do.
We used our Homeright Finish Max Pro Sprayer which we love. It has a built in compressor thingie so no extra compressor required. (and I am pretty sure the technical name is not compressor”thingie” but you know what I mean right?) :) The Mr had this sprayed in less than half an hour including set up. Honestly this chair only took 1 coat. He didn’t have a lot of paint (about 1/2 a pint) and painted both sides. I snapped this through the screen window – I know – garbage can and screen are not the best for shots.
He thinned the paint down about 10% to use in the sprayer.
Fusion Mineral Paint is not an exterior paint, but does hold up well outside. I’ve used it outside several times and love it. Its really salty and windy and harsh here on the ocean in Nova Scotia, so we will bringing them in during the winter. But I’m confident they will hold up.
I’ll bring more paint next trip and get them all painted up. We have a great selection of Fusion Mineral Paint colours at the shop so I’m excited to try a few. I’m also going to be painting a picnic table if time (and budget) permit.
ok…so here’s where I need help, do you think I should do the chairs in 4 different colours, or stick to red and yellow? I like the green and blue too…I’m kinda torn. What do you think?
**update we painted 4 chairs in 4 colours, thanks for your help!
Thanks for dropping in today, if you are local, I hope you are enjoying this Spring weather we’ve finally had! I love the fact we have green outside now! Woot Woot!
Have a happy day friends!
**please note, Homeright sent me the sprayer to try a year ago, they asked me to blog about my experience only if I wanted to, I am not being paid to post about it (wouldn’t that be nice ha ha) all opinions are my own and I (ok – and hubby’s) we really likes using it. We’ve painted our front porch home and at the cottage and it works great if you are looking for a sprayer. If you are looking to purchase one, you can do so here HomeRight C800766 Finish Max Fine Finish Sprayer (affiliate link)