I set out to remake our patio set (see this post) and I am finished!!!
Step 1: Take apart your chair. . . You will need to remove the screws that hold the sling in place on your patio chair. (Click here is to see some instructions on how to replace your slings-- this gave me a little insight into how the chairs are put together.)
You will then need to remove the end caps on one end of each section. Be very careful when removing the end caps because they are probably brittle from age and exposure to the sun, etc. I used a pair of needle nose pliers to remove the caps.
Now remove the fabric from the chair and the spine from the casing on each side of the fabric. (You will probably have to pull pretty hard to get the fabric off)
Paint your patio chairs. . .
I cleaned and sanded the chair and the 4 pieces that hold the sling onto each chair. Then I sprayed them with a Rustoleum primer. I also used a piece of styrofoam to push the screws and end caps down into to spray them as well. (A tip that I learned off of Infarrantly Creative)
Now spray the top coat of paint. I used Rustoleum Hammered Finish in a deep brown for this. I sprayed light coats of paint until everything was covered well. I love the new color!!
Here is one of the chairs with the new color and new slings!!
Stay tuned for Patio Set Makeover - Post 2. The making of the new slings. :)