Wrought Iron Patio Furniture Painting Tips

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Is your outdoor furniture looking a little faded? I would love to share a few wrought iron patio furniture painting tips!

Does your wrought iron patio need a bit of a refresh? Has the sun faded it? I have some easy wrought iron patio furniture painting tips to share with you!

Steps to Refreshing Your Wrought Iron Patio Furniture

  • Use mild soap & water to clean off your patio furniture. Be sure to rinse well. Allow time for the furniture to dry
  • Choose the color & type of paint you want to use. For my refreshing project, I am going to be using spray paint
  • prep the area where you will be painting. Choose a well ventilated area. I normally will spray paint outdoors
  • after shaking the can of spray paint very well, paint your furniture
  • allow the wrought iron patio furniture to dry , apply a 2nd coat if necessary
  • once you are happy with how the piece looks and the paint is dry, you are ready to move it to your patio, deck or lanai.
  • relax & enjoy!

Vintage Wrought Iron on the Lanai

This is a wrought iron chaise lounge that I found on my parents’ deck when I was working on the downsizing/moving project. I have no idea where it came from! It was green when I first noticed it on the deck.

To get ready for summer, I took it outside in order to give it a new look.

For the first coat, I used the Rust-oleum Rust Reformers paint in black. After it dried, I sprayed a second coat using the Rust-oleum Painter’s Touch in Flat Black.

Once the piece was totally dry, I rolled it back into the lani and placed it under the umbrella. I added the striped accent pillow. I decided to change the color to black since the majority of my other wrought iron pieces were black.

A Pair of Settees

I have two of these settees. My dear friend , Lisa , hand painted the flower detail (shown below) on them before we moved to Florida in the fall of 2019. The paint has held up amazing well!

The black paint has held up really well also so all I had to do was dust these off. Let me show you what they looked like when I first pulled them out of the corn crib on the farm a few years ago. They were pretty sun faded and sad looking!

Before Lisa worked her magic on them, I gave them a really good cleaning. She sprayed both settees with two coats of Rust-oleum spray paint. She used several different colors of paint and a small paint brush to paint the flower detailing. I love how it looks!

another close up look at the detail on the flowers along the back of the settee:

Bistro Table & Chairs

This bistro set was stored in the corn crib along with the two settees. The picture below shows what they looked like before we brought them to Florida. My Mom had had this set for quite a while. I believe it was yellow at one point. If you look closely you can see where the paint is worn off and some yellow or maybe off white is peaking through.

After washing these chairs off, I used a piece of sandpaper to remove some of the rust. Then I sprayed them with a fresh coat of black spray paint.

These chairs are basically extra chairs . There is a settee or loveseat that matches them as well.

It was stored in the crib as well. Before coming to Florida, it got a new coat of Rust-oleum spray paint.

Side Tables Refreshed with Rust-oleum Chalked Spray Paint

These two white wrought iron side tables were beginning to show some signs of rust, especially on the underside. After washing them really well and allowing them to dry, I decided to try using the Rust-oleum Chalked Spray paint to refresh these.

These lanterns add an extra bit of light to the lanai. They are solar powered. To learn more about them, please see this post: Add Interest to Your Garden with Hanging Solar Lanterns

Now It Is Thyme To Relax & Enjoy!


Suggested materials:
  • Assorted spray paint   (hardware store)
  • Paint brush for detail work   (hardware store)
Kimberly Snyder
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