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How To Weatherproof Your Adirondack Chairs

Adirondack chairs are lovely pieces of furniture that will definitely add beauty to your yard or patio and are also a very comfortable seating choice. They can come in a variety of colors and materials such as wood, PVC and plastic. If you have a wooden adirrondack chair, you may have noticed it starting to weather a bit, especially if you have it out in the sun and in other weather conditions.

You can bring your adirondack chair back to life and looking like new by following the instructions below:

Tools And Materials You'll Need:

  • Garden hose
  • Bucket
  • Scrub brush
  • Wood cleaner
  • Fine grit sanding block
  • Weather proofing wood stain and sealer (all in one), or paint (use paint only if your chair will be kept out of the elements)
  • 2 inch angled paintbrush


  1. You'll need to clean your chair first to remove any dirt, grime. mold and mildew that has built up on your furniture. Take your wood cleaner and follow the instructions on the bottle. 
  2. Scrub down your chair with your cleaner and be sure to get into all of the smaller areas using a smaller brush, such as a toothbrush. Scrub the underside as well. You should be able to see the cleaner begin to foam and the dirt bubbling up off of your chair.
  3. Once you have your chair scrubbed clean, hose it down with clean water to remove the cleaner.
  4. Allow your chairs to dry completely before moving on. Drying overnight should be plenty of time.
  5. Your chairs may look a little hairy after scrubbing them, so you'll need to sand them down with your fine grit sanding block. You don't want to get splinters when you sit in your beautiful chairs, so sanding them is worth the work. Just give them a light sand all over.
  6. Dust off your chairs using a broom to get rid of any sanding dust.
  7. Finally, you can begin staining or painting your chairs. Start in a small area first like the backside to make sure you like the color before moving on. If you like the color, continue staining or painting the rest of your chair. If you painted your chair, be sure to add a coat of clear polyurethane to help seal in the color.
  8. Allow your chair to cure for at least 48 hours before using it.

Your Adirondack chairs can look brand new again, it just takes a little bit of work, but it's worth it in the end. Now sit back and relax in your chair. To learn more, contact a company like Casual Living with any questions or concerns you have.