Proper Procedure Of Painting The Metal Folding Chairs
If the metal folding chairs have signs of rust, or if you want to change its color, then you can paint it easily with no special tools or the materials needed. The proper step by step procedure of painting metal folding chairs is shown below:
- In the first step the user needs to pull off the plastic or the rubber caps that are covering the bottom of the chair legs, only if they exist. In case of the non-removable rubber or the plastic parts, like bolt or screw covers, that time cover with masking tape. Trim the tape all around the plastic or the rubber parts using a utility knife, if required, this will help to clean up any of the irregular tape edges.
- Once the above-mentioned step is done then the user needs to start sanding the chair lightly with the hand using superfine-grit sandpaper or with a sanding sponge. Sand any of the rusted spots more vigorously or firmly until all the rust is cleaned and the bare metal in those spots is exposed. Once the sanding is done then wipe up the chair with a rag. Vacuum the hinges as well as all the small spaces with the help of a household vacuum cleaner’s hose attachment.
- After that, the user needs to spread a drop cloth or the newspapers on the floor. Open all the windows as well as use several fans in order to increase the ventilation. Also wear the eye protection, chemical-resistant gloves as well as a dust mask that covers the mouth as well as the nose.
- Unfold the chair, and then place the folding chair on its side right on the top of the drop cloth or the newspapers. All the underside of the folding chair must be accessible. Properly shake a can of the rust-proof spray paint primer that is used for the metal objects.
- Now start spraying the underside of the folding chair with the help of a primer using quick, light, and the overlapping, strokes in the back-and-forth direction, keep the can approximately 2 feet away from the chair to prevent any kind of the drips and runs. Leave the underside of the folding chair to dry.
- Place the chair in the upright position in the newspaper or on a drop cloth. Spray the remaining part of the chair using the primer, start working from the bottom, and going to the top of the folding chair.
- Now leave the primed chair to dry completely, or until it feels dry to the touch. In the humid conditions, the primer may take 24 hours to fully dry. Flip the chair on its side as done before priming the underside.
- Next it is time for a paint job, for that shake a can of the rust-proof spray paint for the metal, and then start spraying paint on the underside of the folding chair using the same quick and light motion. Once the paint is fully dry, then turn the folding chair in the upright position on its legs, then start spraying the remaining part of the chair. After that leave it to dry and then lightly start sanding the chair with the help of fine-grit sandpaper. Take a tack cloth to remove all the sanding dust. Then again apply two or three coats of paint for the full paint coverage.
- Wait until the paint is completely dried before removing all the masking tape.