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Indoor outdoor chair

Mark Rayner shows you how easy it is to turn an old wooden kitchen chair into a piece of stylish outdoor patio furniture – the ideal project with summer around the corner.

You will need: An old wooden chair, paintbrush, exterior PVA glue, a clean cloth, sandpaper, exteriorwood filler, hammer, screwdriver, stainless steel screws and galvanised nails. Resene Quick Dry and Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Relax.

Top tip: When converting indoor furniture for outdoor use, always ensure it’s made from wood or other weatherproof materials such as plastic or non-rusting metals. Indoor materials such as MDF, untreated plywood and other particle boards may quickly deteriorate – even if painted. Some previously painted or varnished surfaces may need to be completely stripped back or primed with a different Resene product. If in doubt, seek advice from your nearest Resene ColorShop.

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Step 1 how to paint a chair for both outdoor and indoor use

Step 1
Remove any screws and gently disassemble the chair, tapping with a hammer if necessary. Take care not to split the wood.

Step 2 how to paint a chair for both outdoor and indoor use

Step 2
Remove any nails using a claw head hammer. Again, take care not to damage the wood.

Step 3 how to paint a chair for both outdoor and indoor use

Step 3
Lightly sand the chair pieces.

Step 4 how to paint a chair for both outdoor and indoor use

Step 4
Wipe off any sanding dust with a clean cloth.

Step 5 how to paint a chair for both outdoor and indoor use

Step 5
Apply a generous amount of exterior PVA glue to each of the chair joints and begin to reassemble.

Step 6 how to paint a chair for both outdoor and indoor use

Step 5
Continue reassembling the legs and back of the chair, fixing each joint with PVA glue. Gently tap with a hammer, if necessary, to ensure joints are firmly in position.

Step 7 how to paint a chair for both outdoor and indoor use

Step 7
Place the seat in position, fixing with PVA glue.

Step 8 how to paint a chair for both outdoor and indoor use

Step 8
Replace any original screws and nails with stainless steel screws and galvanised nails.

Step 9 how to paint a chair for both outdoor and indoor use

Step 9
Fill any holes and gaps in the chair with exterior wood filler and allow to dry.

Step 10 how to paint a chair for both outdoor and indoor use

Step 10
Lightly sand the filler and wipe off any sanding dust with a clean cloth.

Step 11 how to paint a chair for both outdoor and indoor use

Step 11
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the chair and allow two hours to dry.

Step 12 how to paint a chair for both outdoor and indoor use

Step 12
Apply two coats of Resene Relax to the chair, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.

 
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