In just a few steps, you can transform not only a painted porch swing, but any outdoor painted furniture to a coastal driftwood gray finish like you see in the Pottery Barn or Restoration Hardware catalogs!
It’s any easy 3 layer paint process that will completely makeover your outdoor furniture.
Outdoor Driftwood Paint Finish First
I must disclose that I can only say this paint finish is safe for a covered area like my front porch. My best guess is this will work on more exposed furniture because the base layer is an exterior paint.
To keep my furniture clean, it’s hosed down 2 to 3 times per month and so far the porch swing finish is holding strong with regular use and upkeep after 9 months and through the winter.
In order to understand how to achieve this finish, I’ll detail the layers you will be applying.
The inspiration for this finish was a piece of natural driftwood that doesn’t have much of a grain pattern to it.
Layers of Paint
Custom Color Wash
Dry Brushed Antiquing Glaze