Painting Metal Patio Furniture

I have this 15 year old metal patio set. Nothing special but I like it. Unfortunately, it is showing it's age and my neglect. I think it was once black or maybe a grayish-black but it had started to rust and deteriorate.  I don't have a very good "before" picture that shows truly how bad the table looked but it was ugly.

I thought about spray painting the table but then I remembered my grandfather having some of his old patio furniture "dipped" or "powdered coated".  So, I called my local auto paint repair store (I called Maaco).  I guess any auto paint shop would be willing to help, so call around.  I paid $100 to have the table painted black + 4 chairs.  I could not be happier. It took 4 days. I delivered my table and picked it up.

So, the next time you have metal furniture to paint, consider calling a car auto body shop!

Before:

IMG_0126

IMG_0104

After:

IMG_0138

IMG_0139

IMG_0141

The backyard is still under construction, so ignore some of the background!!

~XOXO

Get Your Craft On
Home Stories A to Z

9 comments:

westinflorida said...

Great timing on this post! I'm having the same issue right now, but I have had a couple of the little round feet oxidize and actually break off. Any suggestions about what to do about those? Maybe the Maako people could weld them. Thanks so much!

elizabeth said...

what a great idea -
i have an old metal bed that needs the same thing done but a metal place wanted 400$ to dip it -
I will try a body shop
thanks for the awesome idea

michelle said...

I never would have thought of that! I just recently acquired a little metal bistro set from my mom and I am thinking of painting it. I might have to look around for a body shop! Thank you for the tip!

Jen said...

I see some super cute cushions back there!! Tip for ya? Invest in some good UV fabric spray or those cute cushions will look like sh@! after a season of sun. :)

P.S.- Since we're talking patios, tell me what you think about my new umbrella.

http://sunsetsandswimmingpools.blogspot.com/

melifaif said...

Oh yeah! I can totally see the amazing difference. And I bet this will last a whole lot longer than spray paint. Good choice.

German said...

Really Awesome idea!! and i never seen this type of metal furniture and lovely transformation of all design and i want to take one coffee with my family on this kind of sofa.Thanks for hosting bizarre blog...

-----------
Home theater furniture

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Great idea thanks for sharing. I have also heard of some folks who have had their front doors painted with auto paint to withstand the weather better.

Anonymous said...

I have heard of appliances also painted by auto shops.

amber said...

So awesome! I am totally in need of this, as I tried to paint a set myself without first sanding it. Did they get the old paint off for you, or did you do it?