Having nice metal deck furniture is easy. But the elements that the furniture is in all the time isn't so easy on them. More than likley you have rust spots on the chairs and other areas can become very unsightly. Read further to learn how to remove rust from metal chairs.
Things You'll Need
- fine sand paper
- metal scrub pad
- primer paint
First, remove the rust by scrubbing the areas affected with rust with the metal pad. Make sure to get all affected areas. If there are areas that cannot be removed with the pad, use the fine sand paper to remover the rest. This may take some time, and a lot of elbow grease.
Next, prime the area that you have scrubbed down to prevent any further rusting of the chairs.
Last, repaint the areas that have been primed. This should protect the metal from rusting again. If you see this happen again repeat steps to protect the chairs.
Tips & Warnings
- If there is no paint on the metal, make sure that a clear coat of paint is placed on the chairs to prevent rusting.
- These steps can be used on metal folding chairs as well.
- Make sure that you are in a well vented area when working with paint.
- Gloves and eye protection should be used to prevent small shards of paint/metal going into skin.
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