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Do It! Tips for Painting Outdoor Furniture

By: Danny Lipford

Want to freshen up outdoor furniture without spending a lot of money?

Add a coat of paint!

Start by placing the furniture on a drop cloth out in the yard, away from the house. Sand off any rough edges or peeling paint.

Wipe down and blow off the sanded parts of the furniture, making sure there’s no residue left over. Fix any damaged areas before you start painting.

Start with your furniture upside down. Using a good-quality spray paint, spray in continuous, even strokes. Keep spraying past the edges so it doesn’t clump on the ends.

Once you’ve got the bottom sides coated, turn the furniture over and start spraying the other side.


Danny Lipford is among the country’s most sought-after home improvement experts.
The seasoned remodeling contractor and media personality served as the home improvement expert for CBS’s “The Early Show” and The Weather Channel for over a decade and has made more than 180 national television appearances on “Fox & Friends,” “Inside Edition,” “Morning Express with Robin Meade,” Fox Business Channel, Rachael Ray and more.
He travels the country making appearances as a brand ambassador and spokesperson, and each year contributes expertise to hundreds of popular magazines and online media outlets.

Chelsea Lipford Wolf is a born-and-raised home enthusiast, adding her crafty skills and passion for DIY as co-host of the top-rated, nationally syndicated “Today’s Homeowner” TV show.

In addition, Chelsea maintains her own home lifestyle and décor blog and award-winning web-series, “Checking in with Chelsea.”

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Do It! Tips for Painting Outdoor Furniture