How do I restore an old Brown & Jordan buffet table?

by Bonita
I found an old Brown & Jordan buffet table that is losing its white coating. I believe it is metal underneath, showing a bit of silver color. How do I restore it?
q how to restore an old brown jordan buffet table, home maintenance repairs, outdoor furniture, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
q how to restore an old brown jordan buffet table, home maintenance repairs, outdoor furniture, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
  8 answers
  • Omniman Omniman on Jun 08, 2015
    ITS galvanized metal...difficult for paint to adhere....Removing the paint is easy...hard work but easy (Paint remover, scrap and sand) SO u need a lil sulfuric acid 5%, hardware or home depot...USE GLOVES!. ok now that the paint is removed...wipe the light acid allover the METAL with steel wool (if u have it)...may change color...this will etch it...IF u don't have or won't use acid...USE should work, also. there.

  • Dorothy Dorothy on Jun 09, 2015
    I gree some sort of remover oraskat home dep[ot for suddestion..asnthe spray wieal agood meatl paint binogpo youer done

  • Linda 4 Real Linda 4 Real on Jun 09, 2015
    Do u want to see metal or paint. Both are easily done, deglosser/deglosser, then start at a120 grit upto as high as you want smooth. Barkeepers friend, brassi

    • Bonita Bonita on Jun 09, 2015
      @Linda 4 Real The ideal would be to restore it. I would like to paint it. The photo does not show the many spots that the coating as fallen off. However, the balance of the coating seems to be difficult to remove.

  • Marilynne Rowland Marilynne Rowland on Jun 09, 2015
    Try contacting this high quality company at before you get started. Company has been around for many decades. Brown Jordan was like the "Henredon" of outdoor furniture. I was a buyer for summer goods 35 years ago and Brown Jordan was great to work with back in the day. At the time, our most expensive summer line.

    • Bonita Bonita on Jun 10, 2015
      @Marilynne Rowland Thanks so much this is helpful. I will reach out to the company.

  • Brenda Webster Brenda Webster on Jun 10, 2015
    My first thought was to call an auto body shop and see if they would paint it for you. I've heard that some of them will paint non-automotive stuff I hope we'll get to see the final results.

  • Joan Joan on Jun 10, 2015
    Personally, I love the galvanized look. If you want that, do not sand the old paint off! It will scratch the surface of the metal. If it were me, I'd try Citrustrip instead. If you prefer paint, probably the best thing is spray paint made specially for metal(after you get the old paint off). Or, check autobody shops to see if they might put it in the paint booth with a car they are painting. I have had bike frames repainted that way. They might even sand blast it for you.

  • Glenda Pino Glenda Pino on Jun 10, 2015
    Take it and have it sandblasted, then have it powder coated (paint). Replace glass with a textured piece.

    • Bonita Bonita on Jun 11, 2015
      @Glenda Pino Thank you. I'm a novice at this. Who do I go to for sandlblasting?

  • Glenda Pino Glenda Pino on Jun 11, 2015
    Look them up on line in your area. Get a couple quotes & references. Maybe ask friends & neighbors if they can suggest a place.