How To Paint Anything Outside
For plastic items—such as lawn furniture or plastic flower pots—use a spray paint that’s formulated to bond with plastic. Start by washing the plastic with a solution of water and mild detergent to remove any dirt and grime. Once the item is completely dry, spray paint it with one of the new plastic paints.
Plastic spray paints come in a range of colors as well as various textures—such as hammered metal—to give a unique appearance. One final word of advice. Be sure to read the directions to any of these specialty paints paying close attention to recommended weather conditions, proper ventilation and application options.
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