A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Paint and Stain Outdoor Wood Furniture

The great thing about outdoor wood furniture is you can choose whether to paint or stain them. In this article, we explain to you how to paint your Outdoor Wood Furniture using MAS Paints products.

If you select a stain, you know that you’ll be getting less coverage. But its charm lies in allowing textures, grains, and knots to show through. Now, if you’re not a fan of the stained look, you can always go for paint, which can give your furniture a completely fresh look.

Of course, whether you pick paint or stain to rehab outdoor wood furniture, the important thing is doing it correctly. That said, let’s discuss how to paint and stain outdoor wood furniture the right way.

How to Stain Outdoor Wood Furniture using MAS Products

If you’ve seen DIY tutorials for staining wood furniture, it seems like an easy enough job. Some DIYers, however, end up not liking the results. Maybe they used the wrong products or failed to follow the instructions and recommendations listed on the stains’ packaging.

Temperature is an essential factor when using outdoor stains. Suppose you live in a city with scorching weather (e.g., Dubai), especially during summer. In that case, you need to buy a product that will allow optimal curing.

When you have the right stain, the next thing you need to do is gather your other tools and materials. These include paint brushes, cleaning rags, deck cleaning solution, and more.

Be sure you’ve removed metal bolts and other peripherals you don’t want the product to colour. The surfaces also have to be free of mould and mildew before you brush on your stain. After prepping the surfaces, apply the product in the wood grain direction, then add a second coat after the first layer has dried.

How to Paint Wood Furniture using MAS Products

Choosing a fantastic paint colour goes a long way in ensuring your outdoor furniture looks great. It will also help if you consider investing in high-quality products. These include MASTHERM and fire-retardant paints like R450, R450 EAU, and R451 EAU to protect your furniture from the elements.

For even better results, don’t forget to follow these steps.

Strip Away Old Paint

Similar to staining outdoor furniture, prep the surface by removing any existing paint. You can use a paint scraper or a belt sander if you want to finish the job fast.

Use Sandpaper

Remember, always sand in the wood grain’s direction. Depending on the furniture’s condition, you may want to only roughen the surface or go all the way down to the bare wood.

Prime and Paint

Two coats of primer are usually enough to prepare your outdoor wood furniture for painting. Be sure to let it dry for at least 12 hours.

Next, use a quality paintbrush to apply your paint in the direction of the wood grain. If you’re using spray paint, wait for the first coat to dry before applying the second one.

Let the Furniture Dry

Choose a clean, well-ventilated area to avoid dust and other dirt from clinging to the painted surfaces. Once dry, you only need to give your furniture an occasional light wash to maintain them.

Ready to Paint and Stain Outdoor Wood Furniture?

Now that you know the steps for painting wood furniture, do you have more questions?

If yes, feel free to browse our blog. We share tons of painting tips and advice, including updates on the latest interior design trends. You may also contact us if you want to know more about our paint and stain outdoor wood furniture products.