Have you been wanting to learn how to paint metal patio furniture like a pro? Then today’s your lucky day! Check out this tutorial for all the details.
Painting Gives New Life To Decor
Isn’t paint wonderful? Not only does it come in a wide variety of colors and textures, but it truly can make a world of difference with even the most unappealing items. In fact, I would dare to say that over half of the items I own end up getting a few different coats of paint every few years. Yikes!
For instance, I’ve only been living in this new house my husband and I purchased back in March, and I’ve already painted my kitchen cabinets. I’m crossing my fingers I won’t get that bug to repaint them anytime soon because it was a HUGE project!
Anyways, with all of that being said, I found myself wanting a new patio set since it blended in wayyyy too much with our house siding. However, after looking at my budget and then the prices I saw for the sets I liked… it was quite apparent that my good ol’ trusty friend paint, would need to rescue the day!
How to Paint Metal Patio Furniture Like a Pro
All you need to do is follow these easy instructions, and you’ll have a new-looking patio!
Tools and Supplies
- Metal Patio Furniture
- Mineral Spirits
- Paper Towel
- Old Cardboard or Tarp
- Rust-Oleum Metallic Oil Rubbed Bronze
- Top Coat Varnish (in Satin)
- Kraft or Wrapping Paper
- Painter’s Tape
- First things first, you’ll want to clean your metal patio furniture with paper towel and Mineral Spirits (or another similar cleaner) to ensure that your paint will stick.
- Once it’s dry go ahead and tape up all of the areas of your furniture that you do not want to get painted.
- Don’t laugh. I used Disney princess wrapping paper because I couldn’t find my kraft paper! Believe it or not, it worked out really well.
- Next, it’s time to paint. I used my all-time favorite Rust-Oleum Metallic Oil Rubbed Bronze and lightly sprayed one coat on my metal patio furniture.
- Don’t forget to do this step on an old piece of cardboard or tarp!
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- I needed three coats to evenly cover every inch of my chairs, but just make sure you give your paint plenty of time to dry before adding a new layer.
- Last but not least, add two coats of your top coat varnish to protect your paint from wearing off too quickly.
- In fact, if you plan on using your chairs on a daily basis I would probably add another two coats of your top coat on top of those to give it as much protection as possible!
And that’s all! I still have a long way to go with my back porch, but at least I’m one step closer to figuring it all out.
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This post was originally created in October 2018 and then updated in October 2021.