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Spray Paint Project:
Bring New Life
To Metal Garden


Lots of us have old and rusted pieces of outdoor furniture lurking in our gardens that are somewhat past their best. Even with higher quality or more expensive products, time and weather will eventually take their toll on the surface and finish of furniture made from steel or cast iron. The good news is, metal garden furniture is one of the easiest things to restore to its former glory. Alternatively, you might want to give pieces that are simply drab and dated looking a stylish new makeover. 

In this guide we’re going to focus on giving a new lease of life to metal garden chairs. But you could also use the same basic techniques to revamp tables and other outdoor pieces as well. Whether you opt for a striking block of colour or fancy giving your chairs an eye-catching paint effect, the process is broadly the same. Whatever you've got in mind, there's a Montana spray paint that can really help to bring your garden chairs back to life, or create a fantastic new look for your outdoor space.

How To Spray Paint Your Metal Garden Chairs

The good news is, spray painting metal garden chairs is a relatively straightforward task. By following a few easy steps, your garden chairs will be looking great and be ready to face whatever the weather can throw at them.

Step 1 - Choosing Your Paint Colour And Effect

Montana has a great choice of paints that are ideal for breathing new life into metal garden chairs. You can opt for a solid block colour, and there are plenty to choose from in the Montana Black range. Alternatively, opt for a striking effect like Montana Metallic for a high quality finish in a range of colours including chrome and gold, or even go for something a bit different with a cool effect like Montana Marble or Montana Crackle.

Step 2: Prepare Your Work Area

Layout a cloth on which you'll do the work. If you're doing it in an enclosed space like a garage, ensure there's proper ventilation. Make sure you're wearing appropriate protective clothing.

Step 3: Prepare Your Chairs For Painting

Start by washing down your chairs to remove any algae or green growth. Then use a soft bristle brush to remove any loose surface material. Do this thoroughly to ensure that all the dirt and flakes are properly removed. The pitting on garden chairs tends to be chalky, and most of it can be removed without much effort. Rinse it again with warm water and allow the chairs to dry naturally.

Step 4: Apply Your Spray Paint

When the chairs have been prepared and thoroughly dried, you can now set about painting them. Spray paints are by far the most efficient and effective way to paint metal garden furniture. You should spray the chairs in sections, making slow, sweeping movements from the left to right. Try to use even and straight strokes. By moving at a steady and even pace, you'll avoid paint runs. You might need more than one coat. If so, be sure to allow ample time for each coat to dry before applying the next one.

Step 5: Varnish For A Weatherproof Finish

With the help of Montana spray paint, your garden chairs should now be looking fantastic. All that remains for you to do is apply a varnish to help protect the paint against the worst of the weather and to keep your chairs looking as good as new. Montana Varnish is the ideal choice and comes in a gloss, semi-gloss or matte finish.

With a bit of TLC and a well-chosen spray paint, metal garden chairs can look great and last a lifetime.