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By LoracMc from IA
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By Barbara from Cape Vincent, NY
I don't think it's such a good idea to paint them. The paint is likely to peel and crack. Better to leave it alone.
I cant see how the chairs are constructed, but could you remove the fabric and replace it with new cotton duck (canvas) fabric? I dont know of any way to paint that kind of material.
I think the color looks great just as it is! However if you are determined to do something stop in at a local paint or hardware store, perhaps bring a chair with you. Today there are various paints for all kinds of stuff. If you can paint it, why not just use a stencil? Pretty flowers, or tropical birds. Good luck to you.
Can I use fabric paint or spray paint to refresh outdoor umbrella fabric?
By Kann714 from Lakeville, MA
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Does anyone know what I can do to improve the look of a faded out patio umbrella? It looks too difficult to recover. Can it be painted?
Kathie from So. Portland, ME
Depending on the type of material it is, I have seen where people have taken fabric paint and either changed the entire umbrella or added different designs to help improve the looks of it. Even adding things from the craft section of your local store may help. Just because it is faded doesn't mean you can't make it look like it's supposed to be that color! (12/03/2005)