Worn outdoor tables and chairs look shabby, not chic. Refinish them fast with one of these new formulas, which promise long-lasting results in just an afternoon of work. Before you begin, thoroughly clean and dry all furniture surfaces.Metal
For speedy, no-primer-needed coverage on steel, iron, or aluminum, Krylon Rust Protector paint ($4-$5; krylon.com
) dries in as little as 8 minutes. Also in a brush-on formula.Wood
Seal and brighten bare wood with Flood OneCoat Waterproofing ($35; homedepot.com
). Translucent and tintable, this stain protects from rain and sun damage in one easy application.Plastic
The easy-to-press nozzle of Valspar's Premium Spray Enamel ($5; lowes.com
) cuts down on finger fatigue, so you can zip through painting plastic. The spray dries fast, too.