How to i paint metal outdoor furniture that has gone rusty

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  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Jan 05, 2018
    Hi Angela, you will want to scrap it thoroughly with a steel brush to get as much of the old paint and rust off of it. Then you can paint it with an oil based paint and primer (I like Rustoleum personally)
  • Ken Ken on Jan 05, 2018
    Sand and wire brush until you remove all loose rust and smooth the surface. Clean well using soap and water. Use Rust-Oleum's Rust Reformer spray primer then spray the color of your choice.
  • Pam Pam on Jan 05, 2018
    before sanding soak in coke. Drench rags in coke or let soak in coke the rust is eaten away
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 05, 2018
    lightly sand the rust off,clean,spray pain t with rustoleum for metal applying two light coats allowing to dry in-between,seal with a clear Uv spray
  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Jan 05, 2018
    Rusteloem has a great spray paint in various colors and textures for outdoor furniture
  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Apr 08, 2021

    Hello Angela, before you start clean furniture first. If there is any rust, remove with a stiff wire brush. Once the prep work is done and everything is clean and dry, you are ready to paint. I would suggest using Rustoleum. They have loads of colors to choose from and built in rust protection. You might want to go with 3 coats of paint. Remember light handed spraying is the secret to success.

  • Louise Louise on Aug 26, 2021

    All of those are great suggestions. But before you apply any kind of paint apply a rust inhibitor. I think Rustoleum makes a good one. Check at Lowe's. Mine worked very well. Good luck.