How to Paint a Wrought Iron Indoor Glass Top Coffee Table


Wrought iron tables often provide elegant and curvy furniture pieces. When the iron is coupled with glass the transparency allows you to see all the fine iron details. When decorating a room it's important to bring in diverse textures and different elements to add to the depth of the decor. By bringing in both glass and metal, you address two elements at once in a larger piece. Painting a table base is a simple project that's easy to complete in a day.

Things You'll Need

  • Plastic sheeting
  • Wire brush
  • Rag
  • Primer spray paint
  • Finish spray paint
  • Remove the glass top and set it aside. Take the wrought iron base to a well-ventilated area and set the table on plastic sheeting. The area around the table should be protected from overspray.

  • Brush the surface of the metal with a wire brush to remove any rust, peeling paint or debris. Clean off the surface with a rag.

  • Spray the base using a primer spray paint that's designed for wrought iron. Apply several thin coats, allowing 30 minutes drying time between coats. Allow your final coat to dry for four hours.

  • Spray the base again using a paint rated for wrought iron. Typically your primer and finish paint should be made by the same company so they work well together. Apply several thin coats, allowing each coat to dry for 30 minutes. Allow your final coat to dry for 24 hours before using the table.

Tips & Warnings

  • Consider antiquing over the finish coat with a wipe-on antique stain for a more natural or organic finish.

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