painting indoor rocking chair for outdoor use

deejayjayMarch 9, 2014

Wanting to take a wooden rocking chair out to use as a deck chair. Tried this before by painting chair with exterior paint, Only lasted for 1 summer season before chair literally fell apart. Is there a way to do this so the chair will last. I'd love to be able to use them outdoors, as I no longer have room for them inside.

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where did you find an inside rocker?! I have looked everywhere for one!

    Bookmark   March 9, 2014 at 10:52PM
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1 is old. 1 from garage sale. One from Nebraska furniture mart..

    Bookmark   March 9, 2014 at 11:16PM
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Elraes Miller

A good exterior paint will hold up fairly well. Depending upon the wood your chairs are made of will also determine how they weather. Marine paint and poly would work even better. Make sure your connections are glued well, or let the poly fill in when painting, if not loose. Outdoor furniture always needs maintenance, even sold as patio furniture. I can't keep up with it, especially without a porch or patio cover.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2014 at 8:05AM
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try an enamel paint.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2014 at 8:08AM
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Do you have a Cracker Barrel Restaurant in your area?....they sell both varnished and painted wooden rockers which are outside on their covered porch. I would imagine you could go to the paint store such as Ace Hardware or Lowe's and ask the paint department what you should use to paint your chairs for outdoor use. Would have to be something that would seal or waterproof the wood, I would think.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2014 at 2:31PM
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