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June 29, 2013

Revival of the Adirondack!


Let me start off by saying, I have no affiliation with Behr or Home Depot and am not promoting this product on their behalf. I'm just sharing with my peeps a new product I tried for the first time and am very impressed with the results. When I started this project I didn't intend on posting about it - hence the reason for the photos of the can after I messed it up.


This is my Adirondack tete-e-tete after I removed the flaking paint with a wire brush and Behr All-In-One Wood Cleaner. Unfortunately I don't have a Before picture with the flaking paint and damaged wood (again, because I didn't plan on posting this project). Trust me, it was in pretty bad condition - you can get an idea of what it looked like by the foot stool. I was impressed how the cleaner immediately treated the wood and removed any mold and mildew. I'm not going to lie, this was a heck of a lot of work but well worth the elbow grease in the end!



Here is a better close up of the foot stool. I purchased two Adirondack chairs and assembled them. You can see the difference between the new and old wood. That's my little helper on the chair - he takes far too many breaks!



This DeckOver solid stain not only revives old wood but it conceals splinters and cracks up to 1/4".  My tete-e-tete was full of cracks and splinters that are now completely concealed. I got pretty good coverage with just one coat but here is one of the new chairs after two coats. The finish has a slight texture to it which I don't mind because we use cushions but the texture is fine enough that you could comfortably sit on them without. It's great for outside furniture because it is mildew resistant. I love the Sage color too!



Here is a close-up of the texture.  You can brush or roll this stuff on - I brushed mine.


You can't see any difference between the old wood and the new wood.  I just love the results!


Geez, another coffee break followed by a siesta.  Good help is hard to come by!


I'm looking forward to many summer afternoons on these chairs enjoying a good book and a nice cold glass of....oh look at that...a well deserved cold one is already waiting for me on the side table!
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