How to Paint your Indoor OR Outdoor Metal Furniture | Small Metal Table Fall Makeover
Hi, creative #sifamily! Last week was all about adding new metal legs to update your furniture… today is all about painting old-rusty-crusty-ones! If you have indoor or outdoor metal furniture that’s seen better days, the simplest way to breathe new life into it is with a little paint. This makeover took me less than an hour if you exclude dry time! Here’s a simple step by step that can transform ANY metal piece…
And before we start, if you’re new to the #siblog it’s Furniture Fixer Upper Day! On the fourth Thursday of every month, I join my crazy talented FFU Crew for 4X the fun. I’ll be sharing links to their makeovers at the bottom of this post!
My sister found this table in her neighborhood on our bulk pick-up day.
Super cute. Super sturdy. Just looking a little dark and dreary.
I sprayed a little Gold Digger and a few pumpkins for good measure and voila…
Instead of this table looking spooky and scary, now it looks updated and welcoming!
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HOW TO PAINT METAL FURNITURE
Whether your working with indoor or outdoor metal furniture, the process is the same — however, products may differ.
- Clean your piece and let it completely dry
- Rough the metal using low grit sandpaper. 60-80 grit. This will help remove any rust. If your piece is really rusty, a wire brush will be helpful along with sanding.
- Wipe all the particles off and clean well.
- Give it a coat of good adhesive rust blocking primer.
- Sand primer smooth after 1 or 2 coats.
- Spray or brush-on the paint in the color of your choice. It may require more than one coat.
- Spray or brush on an appropriate topcoat depending on if it is outdoor or indoor metal furniture.
I used this spray on primer and then used my paint gun to apply the gold paint. Because this will be an outdoor table, I also sprayed 3 coats of this water-repellant topcoat which is an indoor-outdoor poly. I love the gold sheen and the added durability that it will hold up in unpredictable weather.
If you don’t have a sprayer or don’t want to use a brush on method, Rust-Oleum also sells this paint and primer in one to cover metal furniture. I’ve used it for many projects and it works really well. It also comes in some impressive colors like Aged Copper, Gun Metal Gray, and Dark Steel to name a few.
And now for some FURNITURE FIXER UPPER FUN!
Below are their BEFORE photos – visit the links underneath to see the amazing AFTERS and to learn how they did it! I’m heading over to take a peek right now myself! x
4. Salvaged Inspirations (So happy you’re here!!)
Here’s another look at the before and after…
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS PAINTED FALL METAL TABLE MAKEOVER. ALSO, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR TIPS FEEL FREE TO CHIME IN… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU.
Thanks for reading. 🙂
Wishing you a beautiful day filled with inspiration and Happy Painting friends!
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