How to Restore Outdoor Metal Furniture

restoring outdoor metal furniture
My chairs and table edge looking like new

I really can’t remember how long that we have had our outdoor dining set, it has to be at least ten years old.


The table is a glass top with a trimmed metal edge. The chairs are cloth seats with metal frames. Over the years the weather and wear and tear have taken its toll on our outdoor furniture.

At the end of last summer season, I had all intentions of getting rid of it and buying a new set. After pulling it out of storage and taking a look at it I decided that I could restore this and make it look like new again. 

There was some rust on the edge of the table and on the chair legs. This is a really easy do-it-yourself project. With a few easy steps and about four hours of my time I have it looking like new.  

Here is what I did: To Restore my outdoor metal furniture:






I am very happy with the outcome of my project, I think my outdoor dining set will go on for another few years. 
With a few inexpensive materials, I saved myself a whole lot of money.


13 comments:

  1. What a great restoration project! I love the idea of making the old look new and spending very little money to do so. We were just talking about doing the same thing to our outdoor table & chairs. Now I know what product to buy! Thank you!!!

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    1. It was a pretty easy project the set does look like new. I kind of like taking on projects like this. It sure beats spending a lot of money on a new one. Thanks Cynthia, I hope hope your project works out just as well.

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  2. Thanks for the tips. My outdoor chairs can use some updating. The seat part is fine, just need to do the metal parts.

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    1. Hi Cheryl, I hope your project goes well, Thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. They turned out great! Nice job.

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    1. Hi Dawn, They are like new!! Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!!

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  4. Good job. Goes along with the New England saying my grandmother instilled in all of us -- "Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without". By 'updating, you are making your patio set last.

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  5. Hi Pat, Your grandmother was a very smart lady. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day :)

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  6. Very practical. It's really useful to know how to redo furniture yourself instead of having to replace it.

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    1. That's for sure Barbara. This restoration saved us a lot of money. I just touch it up every year and we're good to go. Thanks for stopping by :)

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