Painting a metal table - what kind of paint should I use?

by Gin9402473
Would like to add some design to the top of this table by adding color but don't know what kind of paint to use on metal.
  13 answers
  • Lisa Korba Lisa Korba on Aug 01, 2016
    Hello, I am not sure if you are wanting to hand pain or spray paint using a stencil, but if you want to hand paint I googled what is the best paint to hand paint on metal outdoor furniture, and I found this page. There is a bunch of different kinds of paints and they give explanations for each one. I am not an expert, I used to paint when I was a teenager and forgot everything I used to know. You can order stuff off of here but I am sure you can get it at Michaels, Joanns or Hobby Lobby also. Alot of these say you don't have to use a sealer on them, but if you are keeping it outdoors I would, but I would ask at the store when you are getting the paint if the paint will run when you spray the sealer on it. Some do with certain sealers I do remember that from my teenaged years. If you are going to spray paint with a stencil, there are a bunch of different brands of spray paint out there that say if its for outdoor furniture and if it will help prevent rust or not. I know that in spraypaint they have all sort of different types of finishes metallic, glitter, like the hammered metal type, I just looked at them trying to find a hi heat one for a project my husband is working on. I hope some of this helps you. I would love to see the finished project!
  • Deborah Wiley Deborah Wiley on Aug 01, 2016
    I'd use tried and true Rustoleum. It has so many colors and if you want to do anystencils, you can always cover it with the clear poly urethane.
  • Kay Black Kay Black on Aug 01, 2016
    Rustoleum. Comes in spray or can to hand paint. Many colors
  • Jan Loehr Jan Loehr on Aug 01, 2016
    Wonderful Rustoleum spray, comes also in plain, textured or Hammered all covers fast and easy, must spray outside though on a plastic sheet to protect your grass or whatever is underneath....also do not do this on a windy day...a nice calm sunny day is best, sun and heat dries this quickly...I did my wicker furniture, metal bench this product!!
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Aug 01, 2016
    Rustoleum spray paint for metal.
  • Lisa's Creative Designs Lisa's Creative Designs on Aug 01, 2016
    Yes Rustoleum Spray paint that resists rust.
  • Teresa Teresa on Aug 02, 2016
  • Jacque Moreland Jacque Moreland on Aug 02, 2016
    Rustoleum. When dry, lay a doily on top (centered) and spray paint with different color. Immediately remove doily very carefully.
  • Gin9402473 Gin9402473 on Aug 02, 2016
    Decided not to use spray paint as I will be painting indoors, so bought all-purpose bottled paint at a craft store.
  • V.t8292585 V.t8292585 on Aug 02, 2016
    Rust oleum ,question for Tues to all savy readers, How to remove rust off metal ?? Please
  • Anam - Delicious And DIY Anam - Delicious And DIY on Aug 03, 2016
    I just painted a circular dining table set and posted it on my blog maybe it will help you out and inspire you . Here is the link
  • Rustoleum or Krylon for metal with a primer and you'll be good. You can use a stencil with spray paint, just use a lot of tape to cover anything you don't want misted with paint!

  • Mogie Mogie on Apr 13, 2023

    If it is metal I would usually go with a Rustelom product.