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Painting an Adirondack Chair


Painting an Adirondack Chair


Skill Level: Beginner


Time: 1-2 hours, not including drying time


Cost: $30- $40 for materials (not including chair)


Tools and Materials

-         Adirondack chair

-         1- quart exterior flat paint Glidden “Sunbeam” GLY07

-         1- 8 oz. sample exterior flat paint Martha Stewart Living “ Mariner” MSL 165   

-         1- 8 oz. sample exterior flat “White”

-         Paint brush

-         Disposable gloves

-         Drop cloth

-         Painters tape

 * For this demonstration we are using paint design #3. Scroll down for more paint designs. 

Step 1: Flip the chair upside-down and paint the underside of the chair “Sunbeam”. Apply two coats and let it dry completely before flipping it over.



Painting Panel


Step 2:  After you are done painting the underside, you will paint your design.


Put painters’ tape on the seat where the back of the chair and the seat meet.  


Step 3: Paint the panels in the design of your choosing. 

Here are some sample designs: 

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Even the most experienced painters need to do touch ups.


Step 4:  Apply two coats and allow the paint to dry in between each coat.


After your final coat is dry, add pillows and relax!    


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Posted 2013-05-08T20:36:45+0000  by Christine_HD_ATL Christine_HD_ATL

Here is a great video from blogger Ana White from on how to build your very own adirondack chair!  Check out this video, and download the attached pdf for the instructions.  We have also provided instructions to make the coordinating footstool and coffee table.



Give these projects a try, and then come back and post the pictures of your finished project!


Posted 2013-06-04T14:28:45+0000  by Christine_HD_ATL
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