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Perfect Patio Pair

Add outdoor colors that pop! With ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape and a bit of paint, you can create your own personalized patio set. Choose colors that accent your yard to create a stylish sitting area that ties it all together!





  • Start with a slatted Adirondack chair and wood table in your choice of dimensions.
  • Choose colors that will compliment or enhance the other colors used on your patio or in your yard.
  • Plan your design. You may wish to sketch it on paper or render it on a computer.
  • Sand the table and chair, then wipe them down to remove traces of dust.



Step-by-Step Guide:

Step 1: Apply Basecoat

Apply Basecoat

Paint the entire table and chair with a light basecoat color painted directly onto the wood. A fresh coat of paint can revive an older piece of furniture and will ensure that the rest of your design adheres to the surface.

Step 2: Draw Patterns

Draw Patterns

With a pencil and a T-square, draw your color block sections onto the chair. Next, draw your design on the table-top, using your T-square to ensure that your lines are truly square.

Step 3: Mask & Prep

Mask & Prep

With ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape for Delicate Surfaces, mask the chair's color block pattern. Next, mask your tabletop design, starting in the center. Lightly sand the areas you'll paint with your darker colors, to create "teeth" that ensure proper paint adhesion.

Step 4: Add Color

Add Color

Paint your chair from top to bottom and your tabletop from center to outer edge, to avoid dripping paint on previously-painted sections. Use a smaller brush to go between the slats and then brush onto slat area. Gently remove tape before your paint dries.

Note: For best results, follow the paint manufacturer's instructions regarding recoat and dry times.

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