For the last few seasons, our outdoor furniture has started looking worn and tired. Metal outdoor furniture is too expensive to throw away and replace, but it was definitely time to restore the beauty of the pieces.
Last spring my husband started refinishing our outdoor furniture one piece at a time. He choose our wrought iron table as his first project. With a few cans of black Rust-Oleum and less than an hour, our outdoor table looked brand new again!
Since then, he has refinished the chairs that match that table and the whole set is beautiful again.
Last week, he refinished our wrought iron glider. I love all of our outdoor furniture and appreciate its durability. But, that glider is the one I use the most. I am thrilled to have it restored to its original beauty.
My new slogan for wrought iron metal outdoor furniture: Restore, Don't Replace!
|Refinished Wrought Iron Patio Table & Chairs|
He also painted my little ghost in the background with a can of White Rust-Oleum - Getting him ready for Halloween
How to Refinish Wrought Iron Outdoor FurnitureTime: 45 mins
Compared to the Cost of a New Glider: $300.00
Because the refinishing of the metal table and chairs had been so successful, when my husband said he was going to refinish the glider, I grabbed my camera. I wanted to make sure I had everything I needed to tell you exactly how to repaint your metal outdoor furniture too.
- Cans of Rust-Oleum
- Plastic Drop Cloth
- Tent Pegs
- Plastic Gloves
- Long Sleeve Shirt
- Old Shoes & Old Painting Clothes
Step 2: Cover an area in the yard with a large, thick plastic drop cloth (2.0 mil preferred)
Step 3: Use tent pegs to hold the drop cloth down. We used old army tent pegs at all four corners, but you could use bricks instead to weigh down the corners.
Step 4: Shake up the Rust-Oleum spray paint
Step 5: Turn the piece over and start spraying the underside
Step 6: Turn the piece right side up and spray the entire surface from every angle in order to cover it completely and evenly
It took about 45 minutes and 4 cans of Rust-Oleum to spray paint the glider. That short amount of time spent renewing our glider will give us many more years to enjoy the beloved glider. Plus, the Rust-Oleum spray paint helps to prevent rust.
Additional Spray Painting Tips:
Wear disposable gloves (see products below)
Wear long sleeves to protect your skin
You may need to wear protective eyewear and disposable masks
Keep the spray can moving as you are painting to avoid runs.
You should do all of your painting on any individual piece within an hour.
This spray paint, in our experience, tends to self- level any heavy areas of application as it drys, within reason.
Let the furniture piece completely dry for 24 hrs. before use.
|My Wrought Iron Glider Beautifully Restored|
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