Adirondack chairs are amazing and last a long time. So sometimes they need to be up cycled every now and then. We thought, "Let's make these two Adirondack chairs pop up with colour". Because of its plain, raw pine wood look, milk paint is a great choice to use. So, we started our makeover.. Say hello to Hawaiian Hibiscus ;)
Here's what you're going to need for this project:
Step 1. Mixing it up!
There is absolutely no prep required when painting on raw wood. We simply mixed up equal parts Fusion Milk Paint Powder in the color “Hawaiian Hibiscus” and water. Stir it well and let it stand for about 15 minutes to make sure all the pigments are evenly dissolved.
Step 2. Paint
Hawaiian Hibiscus has a vibrant rosy color that only one coat is enough to cover the pine wood. The surfboard base was also painted in the same color.
Step 3. Finish
Since these chairs will be spending time outdoors, we applied Fusion Tung Oil that was diluted with a bit of Odourless Solvent to seal the paint. We dilute the first coat for better absorption and faster curing time.
The first coat of Tung Oil got absorbed within hours. We recommend a minimum of 3 coats of oil for full protection against outdoor elements. Once that is all done and cured, you're left with a couple of revitalized chairs to enjoy in the beautiful sun!
Check out this video where we painted a kids chair and used Hemp Oil for protection.