Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Another Outdoor Furniture Face-lift

The same day Chris brought home the rocker, he brought home this metal patio table.

It was in good shape, just a few small rusty spots.


I cleaned it with 409. It was coated with the powdery white stuff from the old paint. I sanded the rusty spots with a fine sand paper. Then rubbed the table with a fine grade steel wool. Then on to priming, of course.

Painting.

More painting.
Clear coat on Top.


It will need at least one more coat of the clear coat top. But I need to wait until the sun is down a bit. The sun makes it dry too fast.

I was worried that I would not have enough of the Castleton Mist color (2 cans)so I opted to paint the legs gray.

One thing I have learned with all this spray painting is that there never seems to be enough. Always buy a little extra. If you save the receipt you can return un-used cans.

5 comments:

Kelli said...

That looks great! I love the color. I've gained a whole new appreciation for spray painting this year, with re-painting all the registers and door hardware in my house. And yes, you should always buy a couple of extra cans.

Sandy said...

I like the fact that you painted the legs gray. Looks nice already!

natalie said...

hi! thanks for the comment. you know i have been reading your blog for a few months now, right? is that how you found me? :-) you're on my favorites on my computer and i check every day. so glad you found me!!
natalie

Marilyn said...

It really looks good - and you've gotten really good at doing it! Next time I find some rusty metal furniture I'm coming back to read them again.

Jennifer said...

Who knew that table could look that good! Bravo!