Wrought iron and ferrous metal garden furniture can be a beautiful addition to any outdoor space. However, if left untreated, these metals can be prone to rust and corrosion, which can cause unsightly stains and weaken the structural integrity of the furniture. To prevent this, it's important to properly prepare, paint, and take care of your metal garden furniture using anti-corrosive primers and Andrews' range of suitable metal topcoats
Step 1: Preparation. The first step to painting wrought iron and ferrous metal garden furniture is to prepare the surface. Start by removing any loose paint or rust using a wire brush or sandpaper. Then, clean the surface with a mild detergent and water to remove any dirt or grease. Rinse thoroughly and allow the furniture to dry completely before proceeding.
Step 2: Primer! Once the furniture is dry, apply an anti-corrosive primer to the surface using a brush or spray. This will help to prevent rust and corrosion from forming and ensure that the paint adheres properly. We recommend using a high-quality anti-corrosive primer, such as Rust-Oleum 2169/2182 or ProXL Anti-corrosion. Apply a thin, even coat and allow it to dry completely before proceeding.
Step 3: After the anti-corrosive primer has dried, it's time to apply the Aerosol Topcoat. Choose a color that complements your outdoor space and apply the topcoat in thin, even layers, using a back and forth motion. Make sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions for drying time between coats. We recommend applying at least two coats of topcoat for best results. If you'd like to choose a custom colour then our very own Andrews Custom Aerosols would be right for you. However, we also offer a wide range of Gloss, Satin and Matt topcoats.
Step 4: Care and Maintenance. Once your garden furniture has been painted, it's important to take proper care of it to ensure it's longevity. Avoid placing the furniture in areas where it will be exposed to harsh weather conditions, such as direct sunlight, rain, or snow. If possible, store the furniture indoors during the winter months. Regularly clean the furniture with a mild detergent and water to remove any dirt or debris, and inspect it for signs of rust or corrosion. If any areas are starting to rust, touch them up with the Aerosol Topcoat used to help prevent further damage.
Overall, by following these simple steps and using high-quality anti-corrosive primers and our Aerosol Topcoats, you can prepare, paint, and take care of your metal garden furniture to keep it looking beautiful for years to come. Not only will your furniture be protected from rust and corrosion, but it will also add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your outdoor space.