How To Paint and Restore Metal Patio Furniture

Posted by: on March 21st, 2013 | 3 Comments
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Mary from Idaho posted a question on the Home Depot Community Forums asking how to repaint her weathered and rusting outdoor patio set. You might have older metal patio furniture, too, that’s in need of a fresh coat of paint to restore its former luster. So we’re sharing the advice we gave Mary.

In response to Mary’s inquiry, Pat, one of our knowledgeable Forums associates, created this short video. It shows you how to refinish a metal patio set ravaged by time and the elements.

Follow along and Pat will walk you through the aisles to help you find everything you’ll need to complete this project, from wire brushes and sandpaper to primer and spray paint.

When you’re finished with the video, you’ll be ready to give your outdoor living space a new look and fresh feel with lovingly restored patio furniture.

For more inspiration, take a look at this vintage metal patio furniture set restored and styled by Caroline from The Apron blog. You can check out her step-by-step makeover here on the blog.


Image of patio set restored from rusty to deep green with spray paint


We have more DIY, home improvement and gardening videos here on the Home Depot blog and on The Home Depot’s YouTube channel.


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  1. Jim Sandrick says:

    Repairing outdoor furnature

    Pat was very helpful, but

    What can I do if some of the metal on the bottom has rusted away so now I have a hole to fill????

    • Craig Allen says:

      That is a very good question, Jim. I’m sure a lot of other readers would like to know that, too.

      I’ve posted your question over on The Home Depot’s online spot for questions just like this– our How-To Community Forums. I posted it under the title How to repair rust damage to metal outdoor furniture?. (Click that link to go straight to it.)

      Pat, or perhaps another of our home improvement experts will have some good ideas for you there.

      Thanks for the question.

      -Craig, from The Home Depot