I too have a pair of Adirondack Lawn Chairs I set out in the garden in the spring. More for visual appeal than actual usefulness.
But my pair are Home Depot white plastic. With amazing longevity. This spring all it took was 20-minutes with a ScotchBrite pad and some detergent to restore them to pristine condition.
As traditional as they may be, this winter you may wish to relegate your chairs to the fireplace, and visit Home Depot next spring!
I have some heavy duty plastic ones which are quite satisfactory. I don’t expect to buy any more wooden ones. I probably have half a dozen or so wooden ones, not going to paint any more of them.
Sitting in our Adirondack chairs on the front porch is our normal summer habitat, watching the world go by. As they’re protected by the porch, not much maintenance is required on the raw wood. Pretty comfortable way to spend the day, like now - only 93 with light wind.
I was reading George's post too quickly and had to slow down and back up, because I thought he had written that Adirondack chairs are protected by law.
They are - the Law of Lyn. Do not defy it!