How do I prep rusting wrought Iron (black) patio chairs for paint?

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q rusty metal patio chairs
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  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Jun 03, 2019

    Brush with a stiff wire brush to remove any loose rust.

    Clean and let dry.

    Then paint with a metal formulated spray paint like RustOleum that also contains a primer.

  • Cindy Shoaf Cindy Shoaf on Jun 03, 2019

    Thank you, I just didn't know where to begin.

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Jun 04, 2019

    After you wire brush off rust, prime with Rustoleum rust converter then spray paint it with Rustoleum spray paint.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Jun 04, 2019

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  • Michelle Baumeister Michelle Baumeister on Jun 04, 2019

    I'd do a test piece. We thought we had prepared our furniture properly and was disappointed that the new paint was peeling off. Since then, we had the pieces sandblasted and painted.

  • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on Jun 04, 2019

    Yes, wire brush the piece first. Then clean well including using a degreaser. Prime using Rustoleum primer for metal (not paint/primer in one). The primer works to stop the rust and to seal the piece for the future whereas paint & primer in one is not so. Move on to paint the piece with Rustoleum or similar DTM = direct to metal paint (says "for metal" on the can). Using anything else will cause it to peel.