A client wants her heavy teak outdoor chairs painted (low lustre) white.
I asked Benjamin Moore what primer and paint they'd recommend I use.
They said that: "Due to the nature of teak being an "oily" wood, it has
proven to be non-conductive for long term adhesion of paints. At the
present time, we do not offer a primer and paint coating system that is
recommended for painting teak."
Does anyone have a positive experience painting outdoor teak furniture
that has borne the test of time? What primer and paint did you use?
Thanks for any advice,
Positive? No, teak can't be successfully painted, or varnished. It
should be oiled to protect it.
If your client doesn't understand that she'd be ruining some (probably
expensive) teak chairs, I'd suggest that you should look for other
Sorry if that comes off as me being a jerk, but there are some things
that one should never, ever do.
If she wants white chairs (why, white would look like crap in a year!)
then take her to 'The Pine Barn' and have her buy some new ones.
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