Spring is finally here and it’s time to dust off the patio furniture!

I was so excited to finally get cracking on beautifying our back yard for the season.

Unfortunately, I noticed my not so old metal patio furniture was looking pretty

faded from last summer. I don’t want or need to replace the furniture,

so I thought I would just spray paint it and refresh the color.

There is a little bit of time involved preparing the furniture to be painted, but once

that’s done it’s time to spray on a new finish!


  • Newspaper
  • Damp cloth/rag
  • Blue painter’s tape
  • Spray Paint




The first thing I did was wipe down the furniture with a damp cloth. Then, I covered all of the fabric seating areas with newspaper, making sure to cover the back sides of the chairs as well as the front sides. I secured the newspaper in place with blue painter’s tape.



Next, I put the furniture on the back yard lawn and spray painted steady, even coats of paint until the furniture looked like it was evenly painted. I have to share that I am a big fan of Rust-Oleum spray paint for projects and have used it often. So, I was thrilled to find Rust-Oleum Universal Enamels Spray Paint with a comfortable trigger grip at Loews. This spray paint not only does a great job, but it also eliminates drips and pointer finger exhaustion!



Before spray paint.



After spray paint.



The table and chairs are ready for summer!