Do you have a perfectly good umbrella on your patio that has faded from the sun?如果一切正常——开放机制，没有孔，等。然后花一个小时用喷漆来恢复它是值得的。在使用基本喷漆后，我们的外观看起来好了100倍。so I'm confident yours will,too!!
Our story:We had a basic black canvas outdoor umbrella for about five years.在那段时间的大部分时间里，我们没有车库或其他地方来存放它，以备过冬，不断暴露在阳光下，黑色慢慢褪成灰色。
Surprisingly,虽然，由于鸟儿喜欢在那儿逗留，它仍然保持良好的状态，顶部只有几个小洞。It's surprising because I found a really good deal on this- I paid $40 for it具有an easy to open hand-crank design instead of the cheaper wooden pulley system.
说到这里，虽然，I felt I could no longer ignore it:
The umbrella was no longer just gray,但是与黑色底部形成鲜明对比的被冲刷掉的灰色。TIP: what you don't see,虽然，is the green moldy stripes that were also on top – Ithrew it in the washer and laid it out to dry first and it came out looking great!!
Since the underside was still black,画布形状不错，我决定再画一季。What did I have to loose??（本文中的某些链接是联属链接，如果您点击它们，我将免费收到一个小的佣金-感谢您的支持！）
Since I wanted to make this as easy as possible (always a goal of mine!）我用喷漆——我能找到最便宜的室内室外油漆，在那，since I didn't expect this to last more than a season and this was just an experiment.(That was a huge success – see update below!）
Note: I should mention that I did not research this in advance,so I didn't know there was anehow文章关于画一把褪色的伞。但是我可以告诉你：我会的。notuse regular paint and a brush or sponge like the article suggests.I tried it when I ran out of spray paint and it takes a LONG time,plus soaks into the whole fabric,造成僵硬，底面难看的图案。我也发现用海绵均匀涂抹是不可能的——也许一个小的辊子会更好地均匀分布，但是仍然存在浸入织物的问题。
- 需要大量的喷漆。.Ours was a nine foot umbrella and I used 5 cans of paint.它可能使用另一个罐头，所以我打算每把伞放一个罐头（我发现油漆1美元一罐黑色油漆，it was a total investment of $6!我知道那不正常here's a paint I use a lot for other things）
- 你的手指不会持久，所以使用喷漆枪连接到罐头顶部的。Trust me,这是值得的，你会喜欢的。
- Use a painting mask for safety–这是便宜的，10-pk口罩，带有喷漆气味的阀门。
- 从框架上拆下盖子(unscrew the finial and pull the cover out of the supports) and lay it out flat on the grass (we will just mow the black edges away) or cover an area with paper or drop cloths if you don't want to use the lawn.
- 从顶部开始and spray the vent and vent edges and undersides.
- It won't cover evenly – plan on asecond coat after it driesa bit and spray in a different pattern.
- 把它晾干，放回伞架上，然后用梯子再添上一层外套。(you can make this step the second coat and not do 3 coats,but it will be more mottled).It was really easy to stand and turn the umbrella as I sprayed,不过我还是喜欢把伞平着穿第一件外套，seams and edges without worrying about getting paint on the frame.
I think it looks 100% better. Actually,在褪色的灰色上比绿色模具好一百万倍。
靠近，you can see that it's still a bit mottled.我女儿认为它看起来像那些摄影师的背景，应该是这样，so I'm going with that.EWO文章提到油漆后用防水喷剂喷涂，which,既然我喜欢结果，似乎是个好主意.***see updates below***
2013年更新:我从来没有在伞上喷任何保护层，但是我只用一次性绘画就获得了三个季节的生命！!I simply cannot believe how that cheap spray paint has held up all these years – this is definitely a way to get more life out of an outdoor umbrella!!
我应该指出，虽然，我们建了一个车库，终于能在冬天储存起来，which may have helped it last.
2016年更新：You guys,从我们的2016年花园之旅before we put our house up for sale:
That's a full FIVE years of use from a couple cans of paint!!对，看起来更斑驳。我本来可以再画一遍的，but by now it did have holes and we were just waiting until we moved to finally toss it.
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