…can i chalk paint outdoor pieces?

I receive many questions about painting outdoors once spring comes around. I have always told people that Annie Sloan paints her own retail shop in the UK (hello, rain) with her own Chalk Paint. Enough said.

I think I have another example that rivals this, however. Dear Daughter, Fiona, was painting with me 2 summers ago with Greek Blue. Unbeknownst to me, she stuck her paws in the paint and proceeded to stamp them all over the sidewalk. You may have remembered me posting about this years ago. Don’t tell the neighbors, but I secretly love this.

Fastforward 2 years and many pounds of snow and rain later and this is what we have on the sidewalk.



Check out that perfect handprint! Like, not faded or changed from when she first did it. Amaze. And just to let you know, DC got dumped on this winter and last winter. I’m talking at least 100 snow days this year and like 300 last year. Or maybe it just feels that way.


So, if you are questions whether or not to paint your outdoor furniture then I would say go ahead. Yes, weather and metal will ware differently than cement, but it will hold up.


  1. Melanie Sweet says:

    If you paint outdoor furniture, do you use the clear wax or something else to seal it?

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