Paint Metal Patio Furniture
Wanted to let you know you can paint metal patio furniture. I did and it came out great. A good quality spray paint is the answer.
Today is themed furniture day and the theme is “outdoor furniture”. Not only is my project super simple…..it’s budget friendly. Gotta love that.
Spray Paint Metal Patio Furniture
We have a set of outdoor furniture that includes a large round table and two of the original four swivel rocking chairs. The set is 20+ years old and it was pretty expensive when new back in the early 90’s….it was made to last. The metal frames are heavy and that’s a plus.
The chairs are super comfortable and they swivel and rock. The original mesh in the seats gave out several years ago. At the time I decided to redo the seats. Boy was that a job. I searched the fabric stores for outdoor fabric to match the 90’s blue color of the frame. I found one design at the time and when I looked for similar fabric recently I didn’t have any luck.
Removing the original fabric from the tubing and replacing it with the new fabric was very, very, difficult. I’m sure there is a special tool just for this type project but I love doing things the hard way. Once…..never again.
When the replacement fabric on two of the chairs gave out we tossed the chairs. I know…..bad.
The paint on the chairs and table is faded and a little grungy. Well, guess what….I painted over it all….no cleaning…..who has time for that. You would never know all that grunge is under the new coat of paint.
Project – Paint Metal Patio Furniture
I tested the paint on the fabric to be sure it was fabric friendly and wouldn’t become hard or flake off. The fabric is plastic or Teflon coated…. or something. I checked the fabric the next day and the paint adhered just fine and it didn’t make the fabric feel funny. I decided the project was a go.
The chair turned out beautifully. I love RustOleum spray paint. It sprays evenly and covers so well. I had that chair painted in about 15 minutes, top to bottom and back to front!
Now I need to paint the other chair and the table. We have two hard plastic outdoor chairs that are a really dark gray/black and the oil rubbed bronze color matches those chairs pretty well. So we have a set of four chairs for the table.
It took one can of spray paint to cover the chair. You may be able to get by with less. I tend to go a little nuts with spray paint….overkill for sure. Since replacement chairs cost much more than a can of spray paint, it’s a win-win.
Do you have wood furniture to paint? My video below has all the details on priming furniture for painting….
Furniture Priming Tutorial
I painted a vintage glider recently. You have to see it and the color I chose. Click here….Vintage Metal Glider.
Time to take the “Outdoor” tour. Click the photos below. Let me know which is your fav makeover. Have a great day and I’ll see you next week!