I have some metal framed patio chairs I am refurbishing. Question - what kind of
paint is durable enough to use on them? I've used various spray paints before,
they tend to be soft and scratch and wear easily. what kind of paint can give a
nice hard finish, like they were orginally painted with?
Rustoleum (the brush-on kind), priming any bare metal first. Tractor
paint is usually pretty durable as well. Can you borrow a bin-fed
non-handheld sandblaster from somebody? See recent thread on blasting
media- patio furniture is the type of stuff I would use play sand to
clean. Whatever old paint is left probably has rust under it, as do any
Well, if cost is no object it- strip it degrease it, and get a baked-on
finish or powder coat from a shop that does hot rod frames. If OP lives
anywhere with marinas, there is also a coating used for docks and
trailers and boat ladders and such, that is almost like a plastic dip.
I don't know about its use for outside, and it only comes in a few
colors, but I've used Epoxee or Expoxy paint on my washing machine,
and it looked and felt like it was painted at the factory. And it
matched the rest of the machine (this was white) Lasted 7 years until
the machine itself broke beyond repair. Indoors of course and no one
ever banged on it.
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