How to Paint Metal Patio Chairs — by Home Repair Tutor



hey everybody today I'm going to share with you how to refurbish some rusted patio chairs the ones like we have here so I'm just like you if you're watching this video I've got chairs like this that used to be awesome and now they look terrible so what I'm going to do is get them all scraped down where it's rusted out like this sand it and then paint it with rust-oleum paint slash primer so let's get to it if you've got paint that's peeling away like this what you can do is use a scraper slash brush and this case a wire brush stiff wire brush and scrape off all the old and loose paint okay like so you can be rough with it alright so once you scrape everything off then you use a wire brush and just kind of smooth out this area and the wire brush is great for other parts on the chair that are rounded as you can see here this is a rounded part of the chair so wire brush works awesome at conforming to the the angles that are HUF tough excuse me this and so using a wire brush is an absolute necessity on chairs like this in order to make this rusted area smooth I'm going to use a random orbital sander in this case I'm going to use the bosch random orbital sander and I'm going to start with sixty grit and then go to 120 grit and I'm going to set the sander on a setting of six okay and the setting is right here setting a six so what makes the random orbital sander so cool is that it's just got a hook and loop system it's basically velcro and what you do is you place the pad on like sit whomp that's pretty bad whoo what you do is you place the pad on like this so that these holes are exposed in the sander and what that is going to do is suck in all the particulates from the sanding job into the actual random orbital sander so let's get started I'll show you what I'm going to get again you start out with sixty grit and then go to 120 oh one more thing you don't want to ramp it up holding it like this you want to place it right on the surface and then hit the power button okay so now I'm going to switch from the 60 to the 120 to give a smoother finish all right oh it's baby soft the final step before you paint Prime and paint that is is to wipe off the chair with a sponge and water and let this completely dry before applying any kind of paint but this is super important because you don't want any rust or dust particles on the surface due to the fact that if that does happen the paint won't stick properly to the chair so your paint job is going to look really bad okay for this painting project I'm going to be using rust-oleum Universal paint and primer in one and it's a metallic paint you can put on any surface you can put it on wood metal plastic or masonry and the color that I to chose excuse me was oil rubbed bronze because it matches the chair that used to look nice but now looks terrible so let me show you how to use this the first step that you need to take is obviously take the can but before that choose or prioritize your painting project for me the top or front side of the chair is most important so I'm going to focus on that first the cool thing about this paint is that you can paint metal and plastic so these bands here are plastic but I can paint right over them with this product by rust-oleum okay there's a little slider here you want to slide it down pest spray see if it comes out okay and then with a smooth hand you want to go back and forth back and forth smoothly and evenly like so hold the paint can about eight to ten inches away from the surface whoops oh just kicked out the wood now I do have wood underneath this and I'll show you why later on in the video here so this looks pretty good again back and forth you want a nice even coat with back of the chair done I'm going to focus on the seat even though you're not going to see the seat again Spray six to six to ten inches away from the surface with the seat done now you can focus on the front half of the chair again start from the top down and the reason why I have these two by fours are these pieces of wood beneath it is because this tarp is actually sitting on top of my driveway so I'd rather spray a two-by-four and risk than risk the paint going through the via throw here the next step is to move your way around clockwise around the chair again the cool thing about this paint is that it does cover plastic and that's what this part of the chair is made out of plastic once the top in the front side of your chair are dry flip it over flip the chair over and paint the bottom side and that's how easy it is to repaint your patio chairs so hope this video helped you out let me know in the comments section if you have any tips or tricks yourself take care of have a great day

23 Comments

  • Debbie Carroll

    April 15, 2019

    I dont have an orbit sander..will do by hand..what kid of sandpaper do you recommend..how many cans of spray for 6 chairs?

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  • Jan Enns

    April 15, 2019

    Does same process work for cast aluminum furniture? Thanks!

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  • Umbrellas Gazebo Canopy Tent Swings Jhula & Sheds

    April 15, 2019

    wow great ideas, very creative thanks for sharing

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  • Michael Klingenberg

    April 15, 2019

    Would be great to see a before and after at the beginning and end of the clip

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  • Paula Lake

    April 15, 2019

    Any idea how long this will last?

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  • Munazza Abbas

    April 15, 2019

    I have a porch swing to paint. Do I need to scrap all of the paint even when it is not coming off or work only rusted parts? Thanks a lot.

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  • Julie Mont.

    April 15, 2019

    Minute 4:11 I love the Jeep ?☺️

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  • Sherri Longyear

    April 15, 2019

    Thanks

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  • coolcat3815

    April 15, 2019

    3:20 you what? he just put water on sanded metal! metal+water=rust! is what he just did right?

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  • plejaren1

    April 15, 2019

    The same look can be had by just painting with normal paint- the proof- is after time- has the rust eaten through? ALL these rust likk products say you can just paint on a primer and it will kill the rust- I've bought SEVEN and not ONE of them killed the rust- it came right through – How do we know (except by a truthful person who has painted rusted things before and has SEEN that it hasn't eaten back through over time- and then tell us what he used. Not as a first timer believing what the product o r the advertisement says.

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  • SMThecla2

    April 15, 2019

    Helpful. I have ideas to repair an old glider. Now if the weather here would become nice. It's been either way too hot or stormy this summer. Maybe after this storm it will be cooler.

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  • Angel Sante

    April 15, 2019

    Thanks for taking the time to put this helpful DIY together. I was going to paint with a brush but the spray paint has a much better finish.

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  • Lori Roski

    April 15, 2019

    Oh men where is your gloves and mask those rustic is Not good for you to breath

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  • dakritic

    April 15, 2019

    Thanks

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  • Woodsy93

    April 15, 2019

    Want me to make a video on how to clean leaves up?

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  • Vadym Radkov

    April 15, 2019

    I am pretty sure you can still buy handbook with all details you need on woodprix.

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  • Taras Kobets

    April 15, 2019

    I made similar with woodprix instructions 🙂

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  • Tony Palermo

    April 15, 2019

    I would paint the bottom of the chair first.

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  • kathleen anne

    April 15, 2019

    Did the paint chip after awhile?

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  • Ary M

    April 15, 2019

    Very cool, thanks.

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  • John Young

    April 15, 2019

    Great video.  Thanks!

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  • Nellie Saia

    April 15, 2019

    How are those vinyl straps holding out? I'm all ready to paint mine but was going to tape off the vinyl thinking it would just chip off when someone sat in the chairs.

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  • Erin Domokos

    April 15, 2019

    Are you supposed to sand every surface or only the ones that look rusty and chipped?

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