You get the best results when using a paint sprayer to paint outdoor furniture. The paint sprayer can be used to apply primer, paint, and sealer.
THE BEST WAY TO PAINT OUTDOOR METAL FURNITURE
The JTS and I worked hard to remove the loose rust. The JTS used a steel brush and removed most of the loose paint. After that I did a go-over with sandpaper.
After removing the loose paint I sprayed the rusty areas with RustOleum Rust Reformer (find it here on Amazon) . I haven't used this product before but I'm assuming it does what it claims.
I moved on to painting the glider. I tried brushing on a little paint and it didn’t cover well at all and left a ton of brush marks. I decided it would be a quick and easy job just to use spray paint for the makeover.
I first selected a turquoise color and then a yellow and sprayed the bottom of the glider. Not liking either color. The turquoise was too blue and the yellow was too bright.
Next I grabbed the Krylon in Cherry Red. I love this color. I've used it before on furniture knobs and on the Little Tikes Playhouse Makeover where I painted the door knob cherry red.