Valspar Exotic Sea

raforAugust 27, 2011

Had 4 ugly old rusty and white metal folding chairs that the previous owners left in our house. Painted them a pretty turquoise. See for yourself:

Ignore the color difference due to the sun. The chairs are actually the color on the seat!

They actually look much worse in real life :)

Now they are gorgeous!

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PriceFive

ohh...i like that!!!
i love turquoise :)
our landlord gave us some of these, from the property across the street. as much as i love painting, i didn't think for one second to just coat them and use them!!

    Bookmark   August 28, 2011 at 10:25AM
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rock_oak_deer

Well I like them, you did a great job.

Maybe Trash to Treasure forum would like them too.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2011 at 2:33PM
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concretenprimroses

Great idea and what an improvement. I just used almost the same color on a metal garden chair.
Kathy

    Bookmark   August 28, 2011 at 3:30PM
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Marlene Kindred

WOWZER!! LOVE that color! Those turned out amazing....like brand new! Great job and TFS!

    Bookmark   August 28, 2011 at 4:07PM
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marylee_2010

Very pretty. Good recycling.

Marylee

    Bookmark   August 28, 2011 at 5:04PM
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Purplemoon

Great save on those chairs! That color will really pop in the garden too.

I lurk on this Forum but unfortunately my only painting talent IS in a spray can. LOL. I envy those who are so artistic and love seeing what they create.

Karen

    Bookmark   August 28, 2011 at 6:11PM
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raro

Beautiful! How did you prep them?

    Bookmark   August 29, 2011 at 12:54AM
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nonacook

I don't know what I would do without spray paint!
Great color!

    Bookmark   August 29, 2011 at 1:23AM
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sunnyca_gw

Love the color & the chairs are so handy in house & around yard for guests or just taking out to sit in. What color is it? And what company? Reason I'm asking is I bought a cute little tractor seat thing that you are supposed to sit on & garden but I want to set a plant on it, I couldn't find that color & that is about what it was before it faded out! Is that the color-Valspar Exotic Sea? I just looked at title of post again, who has that paint-never heard of it! Jan

    Bookmark   August 29, 2011 at 1:42AM
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rafor

raro: no prep other then to dust them off. One had a rusty drip down the seat that was a little rough, so I hit it with a sanding block.

sunnyca: yes that's the name. Valspar is a Lowe's brand. I read somewhere else that they can even match the spray paint exactly with their other regular paint. This was the gloss finish spray paint. I had been looking around for an interesting eye-catching color but didn't have any luck until I found this one.

After painting the chairs I thought I should have my 13 year old Miata painted the same color!!!!

    Bookmark   August 29, 2011 at 8:31PM
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laurastheme

Beautiful!

    Bookmark   August 30, 2011 at 2:35AM
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southern_magnolia

I used that same Exotic Sea color on my wicker furniture. Absolutely beautiful. Only problem is I can not find the color to do a bit of touchup. Lowes and Home Depot said it was a discontinued color. So, if you love the color be sure you buy all the paint you need because there will not be any more at the big box stores.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2011 at 11:47PM
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