HELP! Need cleaning and repainting advice

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As you can see the before pictures there was a lot of wax. I was able to remove it all, but as you can see the candelabra's were painted and the paint is peeling off. What is the best way to clean & prep them to make sure no more peels off so I can repaint them? They're for my daughter's wedding and need to be perfect :)
q help need cleaning and repainting advice
Before, I was able to get all the wax off.
q help need cleaning and repainting advice
After wax removal
q help need cleaning and repainting advice
After wax removal
q help need cleaning and repainting advice
This is what it originally looked liked when the previous owner painted it before using NON DRIPLESS candles. I plan on using dripless candles
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  • Melanie Czoka Melanie Czoka on Jan 16, 2018
    sand really well, then use a metal color Rustoleum spray paint. Good luck with the wedding :)
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    • Lana DiJosie Lana DiJosie on Jan 17, 2018
      Thank you. I sanded one last night really well as my test and bought
      Rustoleum primer & paint in one. Just waiting now for the weather to warm up a little to spray it to see how it looks before I do the rest.
  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown Holly Kinchlea-Brown on Jan 16, 2018
    Lightly sand using steel wool, then spray paint with a metal spray paint (rustoleum makes a good one)
    • Lana DiJosie Lana DiJosie on Jan 17, 2018
      Thank you. I sanded one last night really well as my test and bought
      Rustoleum primer & paint in one. Just waiting now for the weather to warm up a little to spray it to see how it looks before I do the rest.
  • Amanda Amanda on Jan 16, 2018
    Hi Lana. You can use a wire brush to go over them. This will remove any loose paint. Then I would use a primer made for metal and prime. Then use a spray paint for metal. Good Luck!
    • Lana DiJosie Lana DiJosie on Jan 17, 2018
      Thank you. I sanded one last night really well as my test and bought
      Rustoleum primer & paint in one. Just waiting now for the weather to warm up a little to spray it to see how it looks before I do the rest.
  • Karen Tokarse Karen Tokarse on Jan 16, 2018
    Sand WELL! Wouldn't these be beautiful painted WHITE? (Rustoleum flat white)
    • Lana DiJosie Lana DiJosie on Jan 17, 2018
      Thank you. I sanded one last night really well as my test and bought
      Rustoleum primer & paint in one. Just waiting now for the weather to warm up a little to spray it to see how it looks before I do the rest. White would be pretty but gold is the theme colors.

  • Karen Tokarse Karen Tokarse on Jan 17, 2018
    Do it as a project and then post your pics. I'll bet they will be beautiful!
  • Tina worley Tina worley on Jan 19, 2018
    In the picture. The two items looked like they were tarnished. Not looking like the candle holders that you are going to paint. You could try a cleaner and polish for silver on those.
  • Melanie Czoka Melanie Czoka on Jan 23, 2018
    I love that kind of Rustoleum. I like anything that works well and takes less time. Lol.
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