Last summer I painted our adriondack chairs, I posted about it here. They were great and I loved the color. I had did everything right, or so I thought. I sanded, primed and painted. After that I asked DH if we should seal them. (Here is the decision that would change my spruce green chairs to yuck) He said, no they don't need it! Now I am not pointing fingers, cause I love the final result, but I should have known better! Here is what they looked like after a few months outside.
So I got my sanding wedge out and spruce green paint was a flying! Here is the pile of remains.
Such character. So on to the next footstool, then I just had to do a chair. Awesome.
Here is the before after sanding.
So I consulted my friend Marian at Miss Mustard Seed, and Kate at Centsational Girl. as to the best way to seal these beauties and decided on Minwax Polyacrylic. So off to Lowes I went to get my supplies.
Here is a pic of the stain and polyacrylic. The stain is Aged Oak.
The footstools were first, the first coat is done and I am waiting for them to dry to lightly sand and put on another coat! I still have the back and bottom of one chair to finish with the stain. So hopfully I will get everything done by tomorrow. Cause wouldn't you know it, it is supposed to rain! Yeah for 3 days! Yikes, So I have to get at least one coat of the sealer on before then so I can get them protected. Hopefully I will be able to cover them as well.
Here is a pic of the footstool with it's first coat of sealer.
Have a great week,
PS. As soon as it stops raining, I will get updated pics of the set. I was in such a rush to get it finished, dried and covered, I didn't get a finished pic.