Spraying your outdoor furniture

Spraying your outdoor furniture

Is your outdoor furniture looking a bit weathered and dull? Well cared for outdoor furniture is an invitation to enjoy the outdoors. The quickest and easiest way to revamp the outdoor setting and get it looking new again is to stain it!

Is your outdoor furniture looking a bit weathered and dull? Well cared for outdoor furniture is an invitation to enjoy the outdoors. The quickest and easiest way to revamp the outdoor setting and get it looking new again is to stain it! With the new FLEXiO 585 sprayer, you are guaranteed to achieve a high quality superior finish & once again get that outdoor area looking fresh & comfortable! Here is a step by step guide on how to stain a wooden outdoor table and chairs.

Preparation of surface
1. Start by making sure the surface is free of dirt, dust, mould, flaking varnish, etc.  Use a wire brush to scrape any remaining flakes of varnish or stain from the furniture. You can also use a hose or a high pressure water cleaner to wash the dirt and loose particles off. Make sure you let the surface dry thoroughly.
2. For any rouch patches, use medium-fine sand paper to lightly sand along the grain to get the surface to a smooth finish. If there is an existing glossy finish, sand the gloss back to a dull finish.
3. Wipe down the sanded surface with a soft cloth to remove any dust.
4. To protect your garden, concrete or decking area, lay out large Wagner drop sheets in the area where you are going to spray the furniture.
5. We recommend you also protect yourself by wearing protective clothing and safety equipment such as, eyewear, gloves and a mask.


 
 

Spraying
1. Choose a quality stain product. Determine how much you will need for the project. (refer to your local paint supplier)
2. Following the Flexio 585 instructions, pour the paint straight into the pot of the PerfectSpray attachment, no need to dilute. We recommend you start by spraying on cardboard or scrap wood to get a feel for the sprayer and so you can try each of the different spray settings. Once you’re comfortable, you’re ready to start spraying your furniture!
3. Follow the length/grain of the timber and start your spray motion from top to bottom, moving up and down across the wall from left to right, pulling the trigger at the first edge of the surface. Once you reach the end of that length release the trigger but continue the spraying motion of the gun past the edge. Repeat this process, overlapping the sprayed surface by approximately 50% on each pass. It is important to begin and end the spraying motion of the gun past the surface; pulling the trigger at the first surface edge and releasing the trigger just past the other edge. This will prevent any heavy paint build up at the edges.
4. Spray a second coat when touch dry (the surface does not have to be completely dry).


 

Clean up
1. Once you’ve finished spraying, it is important to follow the simple cleaning instructions for the Flexio 585 sprayer to ensure maximum performance of the unit for your next project. For water based products, simply wash the container and spray attachment in warm soapy water taking care to clean the nozzle area and suction tube thoroughly. For oil based stains, pour some turps into the paint container, connect it back up to the gun, give it a good shake and spray it out until it’s clear. Fast and easy!
 

To check out the project video on our YouTube channel please click here.

 

 


Product Recommendations

Flexio 585

The FLEXiO 585 is the perfect all-rounder for indoor and outdoor projects around the house & garden. view

Canvas Drop Cloth - Heavy Duty

Keep your furniture, floors or garden protected while carrying out your painting project. Wagner has a range of drop cloths in a variety of sizes. A must for any DIY painting project. view