Before you hit the shops for a new outdoor dining setting, consider rejuvenating the rusty table and chairs out the back of your place with purpose-made paint in your favourite colour.
Make the job easier by purchasing a metal paint from your local hardware store that can be applied straight over the surface rust and that acts as a primer, undercoat and topcoat all in one. That way you’re not fussing around with multiple paint products – and everything that goes with them – and you’ll start to see the incredible transformation almost instantly! Here’s your DIY guide.
Revive rusted metal furniture
Gather your supplies
- Soft-bristle brush
- Metal-bristle/wire brush
- Drop sheet
- Hammerite Direct To Rust Metal Paint Smooth Finish in Dark Blue (or colour of choice)
- Paint brush
Step 1 Remove loose rust and dirt using soft-bristle brush.
Step 2 For particularly rusty or shiny surfaces, use a metal-bristle/wire brush to remove rust and gently scuff surfaces.
Step 3 Wash down the furniture with clean water. Let dry thoroughly.
Step 4 Place furniture items on a drop sheet in a well-ventilated area.
Step 5 Apply the paint straight to the metal – including the rusted areas – using a paintbrush. Let dry.
Tips for you
- Inspect your furniture for cracks or breaks in joins before painting. This painting process is only useful if the furniture is in solid, useable order.
- You can use this paint for other jobs around the home, such as painting metal downpipes, fences, the garage door, gutters, gates and even the trailer.
- Always take the time to read and follow the product instructions carefully.