Pep up Patio Furniture: June's selection from A Year's Worth of Easy Upgrades gallery from this old house
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June: Paint Pep on Patio Furniture

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.

For speedy, no-primer-needed coverage on steel, iron, or aluminum, Krylon Rust Protector paint ($4-$5; dries in as little as 8 minutes. Also in a brush-on formula.

Seal and brighten bare wood with Flood OneCoat Waterproofing ($35; Translucent and tintable, this stain protects from rain and sun damage in one easy application.

The easy-to-press nozzle of Valspar's Premium Spray Enamel ($5; cuts down on finger fatigue, so you can zip through painting plastic. The spray dries fast, too.
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