How To Refinish Wrought Iron Patio Furniture

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Wrought iron patio furniture has a timeless style.... IF you maintain its finish. The good news is that it is super easy and inexpensive to refinish your wrought iron! And if you are like me, refinishing is the perfect opportunity to add bright color to your backyard!

All you need to make your wrought iron like new is:

  • Wire brush
  • Sandpaper
  • Rust-resistant Spray Paint I used 7 cans to cover 1 large round table and 5 chairs. I bought mine at a local store for about $4/can. I already had the other materials, so my entire cost was $30. Pretty awesome!
  • Old cloth rag or towel
  • Drop Cloths/ tarps/ or large sheets of paper

Clearly it was time to get rid of that rust! For more instructions on how best to prep your furniture for new paint, visit my original post.

My husband is a design engineer, so large paper is readily available to me, and makes excellent drop cloths.

Allow plenty of room for paint overspray.

I couldn't be more pleased with the clean, bright finished product! I look out my back window to a happy place!

Kelly Fleming Smith
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • KayHomeTalk KayHomeTalk on Jul 21, 2017

    What is the easiest way to sand down the patio furniture?

  • Donna Donna on Jun 25, 2020

    I read your original blog about this project, and the paint you showed there, Rust-oleum American Accents, doesn't seem to have any rust-prevention additives. There are many Rust-oleum products that do, and I'm wondering why you chose this particular type of paint, and if it has held up well....i.e. rust showing through eventually, etc. I do know that Hometalk makes the list of recommend products for any project, so maybe that was not the actual paint you used? Your furniture looks really nice, BTW.

  • Mary Mary on Jul 11, 2021

    Could you send me the link to your original post on prepping for repainting wrought iron patio furniture?


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