Asked on Jan 13, 2019

How to clean painted, rusted metal chairs to repaint?

Laura CooperKmdreamerDeanna Nassar


I have old, painted, metal outdoor chairs and want to refinish them - what's the best cleaner/stripper for this project?

5 answers
  • Ake
    on Jan 13, 2019


  • Mr ATC
    on Jan 13, 2019

    You can use some special metal brush first to remove as smuch as dirt that possible. I have found some hereon amazon:

  • Deanna Nassar
    on Jan 13, 2019

    Have to use sandpaper to get rid of rust. Once over on the paint to remove shine should be enough for the rest of chair. Best to use Rustoleum paint to deter future rusting. Paint rusty areas first and let dry. Then put on two coats all over allowing to dry between. While using be sure to not let rain pool in seats. Turn over after rain to allow water to drain off.

  • Kmdreamer
    on Jan 15, 2019

    Sand them down to Blair metal best you can then paint them

  • Laura Cooper
    on Jan 15, 2019

    I would remove any loose paint/rust with a wire brush then apply a rust converter. You can paint over the converter if you want, or leave like that.

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