Well, outdoor plastic anyway.

A few years ago, we had one of those cheap, white plastic outdoor dining sets. The kind you find at a community swimming pool. In an attempt to spruce it up, I sprayed painted it. Since it was plastic, I used a primer for plastic and outdoor spray paint.

Within weeks, it was chipped. We ended up chucking it because it looked too horrible to even donate.

So, this time around, I decided to try something new. Krylon Fusion, specifically designed for plastic.

We have this deck box. It’s nice and beat up, the perfect candidate for painting.

I used gloss since the enamel is a bit tougher. It looked really splotchy at first, but evened out after a day of drying in the sun.

It looks so much better now. But it’s not perfect. In just a few days, chips had flecked off. Pretty disappointing.

I only prepped it by scrubbing it down. Maybe I should have sanded? Used a deglosser? Or even primed again? Who knows. I’m not calling it a total fail because it IS better looking, even with the chips. I’ll let you know how it holds up through the rest of the summer.

So there you have it. Plastic, spray paint and the elements just don’t go together.

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