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DIY Advice Metal Furniture Painting

 

 

This outdoor sofa looks totally different after a fresh coat of metal paint, covering the old cushion with a tablecloth and adding in lots of accent pillows. Here’s how you can get the look too!

 

Shaves Shopping List

·       Steel Wool

·       Cloth/Rag

·       Metal Cleaner

·       Metal paint

·       Metal Primer

 

Start by getting a smooth surface. If you have flaky or rusty chips of paint or metal peeling off, make sure you scrub the surface thoroughly with steel wool until the surface is completely smooth.

The next step is the clean the metal surface thoroughly with a metal cleaner or a wet washcloth. Then, dry it thoroughly until you have a surface free of any dust or debris.

Using a metal primer, prime the furniture according to instructions. Now you can start painting so it can handle the wear and tear from outdoor conditions. We would recommend doing at least 2 coats for extra durability. Ensure you follow instructions on paint can!

Extra Tips

·      You don’t have to have a clear coat for outdoor furniture, but if you want extra durability for your paint job, you can also apply an exterior clear coat to your piece.
·      The main differences with painting metal furniture over painting wood furniture is that the primer you need to use needs to be a metal primer.

·      The other difference is that because metal is harder for primer and paint to adhere to, it’s important to make sure that your surface is especially clean.