Step 1: Place your dust sheet under the area you will be working in to avoid the floor being stained by stray paint splatters.
Step 2: You’ll then need to prepare your surfaces by thoroughly cleaning, sanding and scraping the metal garden furniture to remove any dirt and flaking paint. This will ensure a smoother finish.
Step 3: Use fungicidal wash for any algae that has grown. Wear gloves to apply it, before leaving for 24 hours and washing off with water.
Step 4: For bare metal, apply two coats of the Dulux Primer & Undercoat for Multi Surfaces, which acts as a two-in-one primer and undercoat, with a clean paintbrush. For previously painted and treated metal, use the Dulux Weathershield Quick Dry Undercoat. This step helps towards ensuring your painted furniture is waterproof and weather-proof. Leave two hours for this to dry.
Step 5: Now, paint your topcoat onto your metal garden furniture using Dulux Weathershield Exterior paint in the shade and finish of your choice.
Step 6: Apply a second coat if you’re using a darker hue for your furniture.
Step 7: Your paint will need at least six hours to completely dry. It should now be looking brand new and ready to debut at your next garden party.
With your freshly painted garden furniture set to be the envy of your guests, and guaranteed to last for years to come, explore our exterior paint collection to get started. Choosing the right paint for your outdoor wood and furniture is simple to do with our Dulux Weathershield products and you’ll be wishing you’d done it sooner!