If you're looking for a hassle-free way to transform metal furniture pieces, spray paint is definitely the way to go
While it is a common conception that metal can be a resistant material when it comes to refreshing and restoring furniture, it can be easier than you think. Spray paint will be a hassle-free way for transforming your pieces while also maintaining a long-lasting finish.
You will need
A piece of metal furniture
Rust-Oleum Rust Reformer
Rust-Oleum Clear Sealer
Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch
Rust-Oleum Surface Primer
A range of brushes in different sizes
1 Move your chosen piece of furniture to a well-ventilated area and place on top of newspaper or a dust sheet.
2 As with any painting, ensure the surfaces to be painted are clean, dry and free from loose paint, grease and contaminants.
Top tip: Previously painted surfaces should be abraded to provide a key. Inspect the paintwork, if it is flaking or cracked, use a wire brush before sanding.
3 Sand the metal surface to remove any rough spots.
4 Wipe down the surface with a damp cloth to remove any loose dust and dry off fully before priming.
5 Apply two coats of Surface Primer to block stains, discolouration and irregularities for a smoother, more uniform paint finish.
Top tip: if the metal has corroded in places, apply Rust Reformer to instantly convert rusting areas to non-rusting, priming the surface for painting.
6 Mask off any areas of the object not to be painted to make sure you get a clean, tidy finish.
7 Give the spray paint a good shake to ensure it is thoroughly mixed. Using your selected colour, hold the can approximately 30cm from the surface of the furniture and spray in a steady back and forth motion, slightly overlapping with each stroke.
8 Wait one hour until the first coat is dry before applying another coat to deepen and even the shade.
9 Finally, leave it to dry for 12 hours and consider enhancing the durability of the piece by adding a coat of Clear Sealer to protect your handy work.
Tutorial courtesy of Rust-Oleum