Create a personalized set of comfortable patio furniture by painting classic, unfinished Adirondack chairs.
To prolong the life of Adirondack chairs, store indoors during the winter if possible. If storage space is not available, cover the chairs, first making sure they are completely dry to prevent mold.
Tools and Materials
- Unfinished Adirondack chair
- Fine-grit sandpaper and sanding blocks
- Tack cloth
- 3-inch paintbrush
- Soft cloth or paper towels
- Wood primer
- Exterior paint
- Minwax Helmsman urethane
Painting Adirondack Chairs How-To
1. Lightly sand chair pieces with sanding blocks. Remove dust with tack cloth.
2. Using a 3-inch paint brush, paint Adirondack chair pieces, unassembled, with one layer of wood primer. Use a cloth or paper towel to wipe drips. Let dry completely, at least one hour.
3. Lightly sand chair pieces with fine-grit sandpaper. Remove dust with tack cloth. Apply one coat of exterior paint in desired color. Let paint dry completely, approximately 3 hours, depending on temperature.
4. Lightly sand chair pieces with fine-grit sandpaper. Remove dust with tack cloth, and apply a second coat of exterior paint. Let dry completely.
5. Assemble chair with screwdriver according to package instructions.
6. Apply Minwax Helmsman urethane evenly with paint brush. Let dry, approximately 6 hours.
7. Lightly sand chair and reapply urethane evenly with brush. Let dry 24 hours.
Adirondack patio chair, Minwax Helmsman urethane, Martha Stewart Living exterior paint, and all other tools and materials available from The Home Depot.