Outdoor Furniture Refresh
Posted By
Wendi Wachtel
Friday, July 12, 2019
Materials Needed: 
  • Super Finish Max Paint Sprayer
  • Extra Super Finish Max containers
  • Power Washer
  • Large Plastic Drop Cloth
  • Sander
  • 150 Grit Sandpaper
  • Semi-transparent Water Sealer, Thompsons or Another Brand
  • Safety Googles
  • Respirator or Face mask
  • Disposable Gloves
  • Clean Painter's Rags

Project Instructions


Share how to easily reseal and refresh your outdoor wood furniture using the HomeRight Super Finish Max Paint Sprayer. 

Step 1

Before you can reseal your wood furniture, you'll need to clean it to remove all of the old dirt and weathered wood. You can opt to sand it by hand or use a power washer to clean your wood furniture.

I used a 3200 psi power washer for this step. Be sure to test the powerwasher spray on a scrap piece of wood to be sure your aren’t too close and taking off too much wood. I kept my spray nozzle about 3-4 inches away from my wood surface. Use a smooth sweeping motion to wash off the dirt. Allow the wood to dry overnight before sealing.

Step 2

Use a palm sander or an orbital sander with 150 grit sandpaper to smooth over any rough spots of the wood and catch areas you may have missed with the power washer. 

Wipe the wood thoroughly with a clean painters rag after to remove any sawdust or wood particles before moving on to the next step.  

Step 3

Seal the wood with a semi-transparent water based wood sealer like Thompsons and a Super Finish Max Paint Sprayer. Use the blue tip and the yellow and black Air Caps. Before spraying, adjust the sprayer flow on a test cardboard or wood until you get an even coverage. 

Wear disposable gloves, safety gogles and a disposable respirator for this step.  I like to adjust the spray to a horizontal spray pattern for this type of painting. Apply the wood sealer in a slow back and forth pattern over the wood. Have a clean white painter’s rag near to wipe off excess water sealer and catch drips.  Set each furniture piece aside to dry when done.


Step 4

Additional tips for spraying outdoor furniture with a Super Finish Max Paint Sprayer:

  • Have extra paint containers prefilled to save time.  I had two prefilled paint containers so I could easily swap out an empty one and keep working quickly.  
  • Elevate the pieces you're spraying by placing a brick or block of wood under each leg when spraying.
  • Always start spraying the underside of a piece first, flip over and finish the top.  
  • Don't paint your furniture on a windy day.
  • If it is windy, use a HomeRight Large Spray Shelter that you can stake to the ground.

Step 5

That's it friends!  Easy Peasy.  My outdoor wood furniture looks as good as new!  By using a semi-transparent watersealer I've sealed and given my wood a pretty color that will last a long time.  

I hope you've enjoyed this project as much as I did creating it.  If you're a visual learner, or need more in-depth instructions, don't forget to check out my video and post on 3 Steps To Refinishing Teak Outdoor Furniture on my blog. While you're there, don't forget to subscribe and get notified when I share a new creative DIY project!  

Hi, friends, I'm Wendi from H2OBungalow!  I love our outdoor wood patio furniture.  What I don't love about it is how weathered it became from sitting out in the harsh Florida sun and rain. Today, I'm sharing how to refresh outdoor wood furniture with a Super Finish Max Paint Sprayer so it looks new again.   

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