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Redone Wrought Iron Patio Furniture on the back patio with a green planter

REDOING THE REDO WITH DOTS!

Wrought Iron Patio Furniture Redo is what happens when I have too much time on my hands! As you might know, I spent some time last Fall redoing our wrought iron patio furniture. Our rusted wrought iron patio set was worn out, dirty, and an eyesore on our new backyard patio. Not any more! Now our wrought iron patio furniture looks brand new and so fun with the Dot Redo!

before collage of the weathered worn original table

Click on this link👉 Wrought Iron Redo for step by step instructions on how to clean up your worn metal patio furniture and make it look like brand new!

Finished redone dark grey just like new wrought iron table and chairs

The chairs are the next project!

Personally this is my favorite redo I’ve done so far. The polka dots add a splash of color with an amusing vibe. Unfortunately I’m not done…the chairs, Ugh!?‍♀️. I have a feeling some choice words are going to pop out of my mouth during that project…Beware Family!

This project looked a lot easier than it actually was. I kept telling myself if it turns out really bad at least I could spray paint it back to all gray. Thank goodness all went as planned…something fun, happy, and with a little bit of WOW!

STEP BY STEP PATIO FURNITURE REDO

Step one in the redo with dots patio furniture

Step 1:

OK, I know what your thinking this looks so amateurish. Well guess what it is but it got the job done!

Loosely covering the underside of the table was absolutely necessary to protect the legs from the orange, green, and blue paint. It prevented smear and overspray underneath.

Step 2:

Large Circle Stencil

You’d think circle stencils would be easy to find online but they’re not. I must have searched for a week and finally found on Houzz, approximately $35 including shipping

Circle Stencil on table getting ready to spray

These stencils have a sticky back which I can’t decide if that helped or harmed during this project.

I added the white card stock border so they wouldn’t stick together. Turns out the little bit of sticky back that I didn’t cover helped keep them in place while I sprayed. The newspaper was for an extra layer of overspray shield.

Step 3

Circle Stencil on the table with protective newspaper

As you can see I ended up adding more paper shield. The wind, ugh the wind!, picked up and I had to shut it down for the day.

Step 4

Beginning to spray stencils on table with orange blue and green paint on a grey table

As you can see the next day was less windy and got more done. I sprayed on opposite sides of the table as not to smear the wet paint. This is all I was able to get done on day 2.

Step 5

More sprayed dots all sizes on grey wrought iron patio table

Day 3 & 4 went a lot better. The key to this project was to take plenty of time and not get in a hurry. The hardest part was knowing when to stop! More dots could have been added but sometimes less is more. I can always go back and add more.

Day 5 & 6 was cleanup day. I did have over spray and smear spots. I used a disassembled cardboard box and the edge of the stencil to shield the dots from over spraying the dark grey base coat. That was pretty tricky.

Rust-oleum Paint cans on the finished wrought iron redone with polkadots table
Colors used: Gloss Real OrangeSatin LagoonSatin Eden

I still have one really faint spot I missed but sometimes you just have to stop while you’re ahead. No one’s pointed it out yet…and I live with a very critical bunch!

All in all this project took about 5-6 working hours and 6 total days. A lot off time was spent waiting for the paint to dry. You need patience, time, good weather, and a steady spray hand!

REDO UPDATE…THE CHAIRS ARE DONE!!!

MATERIALS NEEDED FOR WROUGHT IRON REDO

  • Stencils from Houzz. Note: I probably searched about a month off and on for the right method to spray paint polka dots. I tried to make my own out of cardboard which, of course, was a big, fat failure. When working with spray paint the edge of your border has to be sharp and crisp for a well defined clean look.
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Newspapers
  • Cardboard
  • Copy Paper
  • Spray adhesive
  • Non-windy, not hot days! The fall is perfect for a project like this!!

Drop me a comment and let me know what you think!

Always,

Elise

Finished wrought iron redo table on the back patio with a green planter and grass and flowers in it.
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