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Refurbishing A Faded Patio Umbrella

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My community has recycling once a month. It is amazing the things you can find that people are throwing out. For example, our deck table needed an umbrella and someone threw one out. It was faded but otherwise in pretty good shape. I decided to spray paint it using an indoor/outdoor paint that is good for wood, metal, and more. I worked perfectly and I have had no problems with the paint running or fading. The umbrella is a little lopsided in the photo but it really isn't crooked!

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By LoracMc from IA

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July 9, 20100 found this helpful

What a great idea. I would have thought the paint would crack with the constant opening and closing of the umbrella, but it doesn't seem that way.

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July 10, 20100 found this helpful

Am I right in assuming you painted the fabric part? What was the brand of paint you used?

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July 10, 20100 found this helpful

Great ideas. You also recovered your chairs with vinyl table cloths. I love your ideas. Keep em coming. Thanks for sharing.

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July 10, 20100 found this helpful

Love the deck chairs too, I'm lovin your ideas!

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July 10, 20100 found this helpful

You've just reinforced my view that "one person's trash is another's treasure." And there's one less item in the landfill! Good job!

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July 10, 20100 found this helpful

I loved your chair idea too! I will use this idea very soon since my umbrella is pretty sorry looking! Thanks.

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July 11, 20100 found this helpful

You know, this is a really good idea. I had thought of doing it with my patio umbrella that is faded, but still in good shape. I was wondering if painting it would work but didn't know of anyone trying it yet. Your umbrella gooks new and I bet the paint makes it waterproof. I'm thinking you painted with a type of Rustoleum paint. Thanks for the post.

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July 31, 20110 found this helpful

Great idea! I am going to try it.

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