How To Paint Metal Folding Chairs

Round Folding Table

If the existing paint has eroded in some areas or simply does not fit the decoration of your home, the spray paint makes the metal folding chairs look new. Use a metal primer and spray paint to get the best results; other types of paint cannot adhere or may peel off in a short period of time. If you have never painted spray before, practice on a piece of paper or cardboard to get a feel for the size of the spray and the paint speed ideal for a consistent, non-drip finish.

Cover the floor of a well-ventilated work area, preferably outdoors, with a plastic tarp. Set up the chairs on the canvas. Squirt some soft soap in one of the buckets of water. Dip a sponge in the soapy water and clean each chair including the legs, back and all areas that will be painted. Sand the chairs with a fine-grained sandpaper block to scrape the existing finish.

Put on a face mask. Shaking the primer can vigorously for a minute or so. Close-up of the legs and bottom of each chair, as well as areas that would be difficult to reach with the seat upright. Use slow, steady and straight arm movements, overlapping each spray line lightly. Flip the chairs to expose the seat bases one more time. Shake the paint can and paint from the bottom face of each chair. Allow the paint to dry for several hours or as recommended by the manufacturer’s instructions.