Friday, May 20, 2011

From Rust to RustOleum!

I'm all pumped about my most recent paint job! A nice end to a good work week and I gave myself trigger finger but it was well worth it! Just kidding but I do have a blister from spray painting tonight. Our rusted metal patio furniture has seen better days but instead of chucking it I just grabbed a couple of cans of good ole spray paint and the furniture looks like new! It's a fresh and cleaner patio just in time for the warmer months! 

I painted 4 adult chairs, one kiddo chair and a bench after I got home from work. They're all wicker with metal arms and legs. It took all of about 45 minutes so that should be encouragement that you can fit this into your schedule if you want to give it a whirl! 

I wiped the furniture with a dry cloth and covered the wicker with newspaper and gently sprayed the metal. I used a brown can of RustOleum with a hammered finish. Heck I ran out of tape to cover all the furniture so I free handed it on the last two chairs and the paint was very easy to control. Just be sure to hold the can about a about a foot away from the parts you want to paint so you don't have any drips! 

Can you tell what pictures are the BEFORE and which are the AFTER? I think it's pretty OBVIOUS! Once I clean off the table I'll take a good picture of the whole set so you can see! 

Okay so on this peewee chair I accidentally sprayed the wicker parts and wound up 
just painting the whole chair. Hopefully it will weather well!

I just love how flawless the paint looks!


⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

It will wear well. Great job! Thanks for joining my newbie party.

laxsupermom said...

The chairs look terrific! I love what a little paint can do. My outdoor chairs could definitely use a sprucing up, too. Thanks for sharing.

I'm hosting my monthly Before Blogging Throwback Thursdays party and would love it if you linked up something you made/did/bought before blogging. The link will be open til next week. Can't wait to see what you bring to the party.