how to paint metal garden furniture

how to paint metal garden furniture

Paint is the simplest and most cost-effective method to replace your previous furnishings. Which is why I made a decision to spray paint my boring beige patio desk and chairs as a part of my deck makeover. Studying how one can paint outside steel furnishings has positively had a big effect on my outside decor.

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It’s week 4 of the One Room Problem and we’re heading down the house stretch. Or no less than, we ought to be…I nonetheless have a TON of labor to do.

In case you missed it, I made a decision to make over my deck this 12 months. You may compensate for my progress right here:

  • Week 1: The Deck “Earlier than”
  • Week 2: Palm Seaside Stylish Outside Decor Inspiration
  • Week 3: DIY Trellis and Cushion Preview
  • Week 5: Tiling ideas and tips
  • Week 6: The ultimate deck makeover reveal

The one downside with doing outside initiatives is you can’t management the climate. And we’ve had a variety of rain.

Which has completely messed with my schedule.

So, whereas I didn’t get the tiling utterly carried out on my outside bar, I did get my outside eating desk and chairs painted (okay, there might have been somewhat procrastination on the tiling…it’s not my favourite factor to do).

Before and after of painted metal patio chairs

However my steel patio desk and chairs look so significantly better, it’s laborious to consider it’s the identical set. The white paint actually makes them stand out.


In reality, it virtually appears to be like the identical as this actually costly furnishings* set I ran throughout. However mine price manner lower than that!

I purchased my set from Sears a few years in the past, so for this makeover all it price me was some paint.

So that you could be questioning…

What Type of Paint Works Greatest For Portray Metallic Furnishings?

Metal outdoor furniture spray painted white with fuchsia pink cushions

Good query!

I’ve by no means had a lot luck utilizing commonplace paint for portray outside furnishings. It at all times appear to chip and must be re-painted typically.

Which is why I selected to go along with spray paint for this venture.

It additionally will get the job carried out quite a bit sooner, dries faster and it doesn’t appear to put on off as simply. Even when it does begin to fade, it’s very easy to do contact ups by getting out one other can of spray paint.

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My go-to spray paint for this sort of venture is Rustoleum*. It has a primer constructed by which makes the job go even sooner. So long as your furnishings isn’t too rusty, you don’t want the rest.

I additionally selected to go along with a flat (or matte) paint (versus satin or shiny). That’s as a result of it’s simpler to get the end to look proper. And should you do have to do some touch-ups sooner or later, they mix proper in.

How To Put together Metallic Patio Furnishings For Portray

So now that we’ve the paint selected, right here’s how one can go about portray outside steel furnishings:

1. Scrape off any free paint and rust with a wire brush*. That is simply to take away any free bits that might peel off later and wreck your paint job.

2. Wash the furnishings with TSP* to do away with any grime (or algae in my case). Dry completely.

3. In case your furnishings is actually rusty, spray it with Rustoleum Rust Reformer paint*. It should convert the rust right into a paint-able floor with out requiring sanding!

Now you’re prepared to color!

Suggestions For Profitable Spray Portray

Listed here are a few of my spray portray tricks to get the most effective end on your outside furnishings.

1 | Use A Paint Grip

Spray can paint grip

Use one among these spray paint grips* to maintain your arms from getting drained.

It’s so a lot simpler than holding down that little button on the highest of the can.

2 | Don’t Spray Too Shut

Spray can being held about 6 inches from a metal patio chair

Maintain the spray can about 6 inches away from the floor to stop the paint from pooling and operating.

3 | Have A Paint Plan

A metal outdoor chair being spray painted

The easiest way to stop lacking spots is to have a plan of assault.

Begin on the entrance of the chair and paint all the pieces you’ll be able to see from prime to backside.

The side of a metal patio chair being spray painted

Then transfer to the facet of the chair and do the identical.

The rail of a metal patio chair that was missed in painting

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Don’t overlook to search for easy-to-forget spots just like the insides of the chair again rails.

The back of a metal patio chair being spray painted

Repeat for the again and the opposite facet.

4 | Begin With The Furthest Elements First

A metal patio table being spray painted white

Do the identical type of rotation across the desk however begin portray on the center of the desk and work your manner out to the sides. It will forestall you from unintentionally rubbing up towards moist paint.

5 | Do Two Skinny Coats

Portray 2 skinny coats (quite than one thick one) ends in a greater end.

With spray paint, you should do the second coat rapidly, often inside half-hour of the primary one, so I do the loop round each bit of furnishings twice. If you happen to miss your 30 minute window, then you definately’ll want to attend for a few days earlier than making use of the following coat…and that type of defeats the short job advantages of spray paint should you ask me 🙂

6 | Work In The Shade

A beige metal outdoor chair under the shade of an umbrella

In case you are portray outdoor, work within the shade to maintain the paint from drying too rapidly which may trigger it to crack.

My new pink umbrella got here in helpful for this.

7 | Put Down Cardboard

The base of a metal outdoor chair spray painted on a piece of cardboard

Put your furnishings on items of cardboard.

It will allow you to paint all the best way right down to the underside with out worrying about getting the paint all over the place. (Fortuitously, I’ve been getting some deliveries for my deck makeover so I had some large items of cardboard to work with).

It additionally works higher than plastic sheets as a result of the cardboard doesn’t get caught within the wind and persist with your moist paint.

8 | Wait 48 Hours Earlier than Utilizing

White painted metal patio furniture on a deck

After getting completed spray portray, let the paint dry for 48 hours (or extra) earlier than placing out your cushions and utilizing your furnishings.

Nicely, that’s it for my outside furnishings portray ideas. And now I actually need to get again to that tiling!

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