How to paint my metal bird feeder?

by Betty

I have a old squirrel proof bird feeder. .it is really rusted. .what to paint it but afraid the birds won't come back to it. .Will the paint odor scare them away ? Also what kind of paint should I use ?Thanks

  3 answers
  • Gk Gk on Sep 01, 2018

    I would use a spray paint for metal-preferably in a dark color like black or brown. The birds will come back to it. Once the paint has dried well there is not much odor. They are more interested in the food inside.

    • Betty Betty on Sep 02, 2018

      Thanks they probably are more interested in the food .have already tape it off .thanks again .

  • Tere Tere on Sep 01, 2018

    I have several that I sprayed with Rust-oleum exterior spray paint

    ( available at Walmart, Kmart, Home Depot, etc.). They offer a variety of beautiful colors. The birds always return year after year. Because I leave mine up year round the paint color can fade. When it does, a quick spray brightens up the finish easily.

  • Betty Betty on Sep 02, 2018

    Thanks have already taped it off. .husband had John Deere green and yellow. .I went for the silver he used on my tire rims. .the silver will make it shine in the sun. .Thanks again. .