Sharing all the tips & tricks for how to spray paint patio furniture that will last & make it look new again including how many cans of paint you need to buy…
With no money in our budget for new outdoor furniture we had to be creative with what we already had.
All I our vintage wrought iron patio furniture needed was a little refresh with spray paint.
Outdoor Patio furniture can look like new again with just a few cans of spray paint for less than $50.
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How to Spray Paint Patio Furniture
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Supplies Needed to Spray Paint Patio Furniture that is Made of Metal
- An Old Wrought Iron or Metal Patio Set
- A Wire Brush or Power Washer to Get the Old Paint off
- 7 Cans of the Best Quality Outdoor Spray Paint for a 5 Piece Patio Set similar to Ours
- A Drop cloth or Old Sheet to Place Under whatever you are spray painting
Instructions for How to Spray Paint Patio Furniture
Would you believe my neighbor asked me to help her put this patio set in the trash?!!!
I was more than happy to bring it home with me.
For the last two years, I have been playing music chairs with this metal patio furniture moving it to about 10 different spots in our yard.
Now that our brick patio is almost done I knew exactly where we could put it 🙂
Over time, the white enamel paint that was covering our wrought iron patio furniture had started to rust and peel it’s paint.
I also didn’t love how much the white paint of this outdoor patio furniture stood out when it was in the yard.
It drew your eye to the imperfections of the furniture, not to the nature around it.
I wanted to paint the set a color that would blend in more with the landscape of our property.
How many Cans of the Best Spray Paint you Need to Spray Paint Patio Furniture that is Metal
We were so happy with how our dining room chandelier turned out that I wanted to paint our vintage wrought iron patio furniture the same color, (Rust-Oleum 249131 11 oz Universal All Surface Spray Paint, Oil Rubbed Bronze Metallic).
This metallic spray paint is perfect to use to spray paint wrought iron patio furniture!
I originally bought 4 cans of spray paint thinking that would be enough but had to go back to Lowes for 3 more :). In total I used 6 1/2 cans.
Prepping your Metal Patio Furniture before Spray Painting
Don’t forget to prep your metal patio furniture by removing peeling paint & dirt before you spray paint patio furniture.
A wire brush works well. A strong power washer would also do a great job to clean off your outdoor metal furniture set.
I sanded off the peeling paint and rust as best as I could with a wire brush similar to this one, Purdy 140910200 Premium Wire Brush, 14 inch.
Now it’s time to Spray Paint Outdoor Furniture
After every piece of your outdoor metal or wrought iron patio furniture is clean & free of dirt, dust & peeling paint you are ready to spray paint patio furniture.
After laying down an old sheet I started spray painting each piece one at a time.
The sheet was definitely not big enough & I wound up spray painting most of the floor on Jason’s side of our garage. Whoops! 🙂
The spray paint dries really quickly and I was able to bring the vintage wrought iron patio furniture up to our brick patio in just a few hours.
Since there is no room in our budget for outdoor furniture this year, I love that I was able to remake this metal patio furniture in just a few hours for under $50!
Now we have a spot to eat or play cards.
I hope to find an umbrella for the table soon.
It will be so nice to have a shady spot to sit until the trees completely shade the brick patio.
We are so close to being done this HUGE patio makeover I can hardly wait to share the whole reveal with you guys!
Thanks so much for stopping by to check out how to spray paint patio furniture!
I hope my post answers any questions you have on how to spray paint outdoor furniture & inspires you to give your old metal patio furniture a refresh with spray paint.
Let me know if you have any tips or tricks, I did not mention!
by Tara Lehman
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*Update, we finished out Backyard Patio Makeover. Check out the transformation, here
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