TOM: Now we’re going to talk to Amelia in Edison, New Jersey who needs some help with an outdoor project. What are you working on?
Painting Patio Furniture
AMELIA: The dark green resin chairs I have, they have become very dull and I was wondering if there’s anything I can do to bring the luster back up.
TOM: If it’s a resin chair, probably not. I will – I’ll tell you what might work: Armor All – the stuff you use for your car; because you use that on vinyl all the time and it does leave it to be somewhat shiny. But I think what you’re seeing in a resin chair is you’re seeing that the UV from the sun; essentially fading them and I don’t think you’re going to restore the color. You could probably make them look a bit shinier but I don’t think you’re going to ever restore the color.
LESLIE: Can you use that spray paint that’s made specifically for plastic on that?
TOM: That’s a good idea. Yeah. Actually, that’s called Fusion. It’s made by Krylon and …
AMELIA: How do you spell it.
TOM: Fusion – F-u-s-i-o-n.
AMELIA: Oh, I see.
TOM: It’s made by Krylon and it’s a …
LESLIE: If you go to the home center, you’ll see it’s clearly labeled that it’s for plastic and it probably even shows a picture of the chair you’re talking about right on the can.
TOM: Yeah. Yep. Yeah, that’s a good point.
AMELIA: OK, so Armor All or – should I try that first and then go to the Krylon if I can’t …?
TOM: I wouldn’t do one after the other because if you put the Armor All on it’s not going to …
LESLIE: The paint won’t stick.
TOM: It’s not going to stick. But, actually, Fusion is probably a better choice for this and you can repaint them, they’ll be solid color and they’ll look good. And the paint is pretty durable, too; we’ve used it.
AMELIA: OK. I appreciate it. Thank you very much.
TOM: You’re welcome, Amelia. Thanks so much for calling us at 1-888-MONEY-PIT.