Asked on Feb 23, 2015
Painting metal patio furniture
I have had to redo my vintage metal patio furniture every year because it chips off, what am I doing wrong? There's what I did/do: remove excess paint by first scraping where it is chipping, grind down and sand to bare metal removing any rust, clean & wipe down to make sure it is dry with no particles, wait a day in a dry area, primer two thin coats a day apart, paint with finish color. Let it set in a dry area for 2 days before moving to the patio. I have used various different brands of primer and paint all for outdoor metal, sprayed on method. Darn it, every time it chips it it gets bumped into and it is driving me nuts. What am I doing wrong, what can I do differently? Any thoughts/suggestions? Thank you.