Refinishing Aluminum Patio Furniture: Steps To Restore & Painting Cast Aluminum Patio Furniture



Refinishing/Restore Aluminum or cast Aluminum Patio Furniture

  1. Cleaning: To start the refinishing process clean the furniture with the help of garden hose nozzle that should be turned to its highest pressure setting, then allow the furniture to dry.
  2. Remove Existing Finish: Once the cleaning is done then use a thick layer of the paint stripper and allow it to penetrate for about 20 minutes, try to remove as much as paint possible with scraper.
  3. Rust: Most of thrust can be simply removed by the process of sanding with medium grit sandpaper. For the extreme rust use the phosphoric acid allow it to dry for about 20 to 30 minutes, then use the steel bristled brush to remove the rust.
  4. Primer: Before applying the primer, the furniture should be cleaned with water and then allow to dry once dried Spray the primer in a back and forth motion, for the full coverage slightly overlap the stroke, at least use 2 coat of the primer, apply the second coat when first coat dries.
  5. Spray Paint: After the primer spray the paint, spray paint is usually available in the satin and gloss finishes. Then allow it to dry for 24 hours.


Painting Aluminum Patio Furniture

  1. Remove The Cushions: First of all, remove all the cushions plastic parts and accessories from the furniture, before starting the painting process.
  2. Wash: Using the metal sponge and mild detergent wash the furniture carefully, the cleaning process will remove all the debris, dust, loosen the paint, besides that it will also make the surface smooth.
  3. Paint: Now paint the furniture with a brush or spray paint, in case of the small pieces spray paint is the best option because it will get into the creases and corners easily. The brush is suitable for large furniture like table tops, chairs, etc.
  4. Second Coat: Before going for the second coat the first coat should be properly dried, and the second coat is important in case if the base color is dark or a lot of paint has been removed.
  5. Dry: Dry in the area that is protected from the rain as well as strong wind as such can make flying debris stick to the wet paint.


Painting Cast Aluminum Patio Furniture

  1. Chemical Degreaser: Begin with cleaning the slimy or greasy areas of the cast aluminum with the help of the chemical degreaser. Then wash it throughly with the water using the pressure washer.
  2. Painter's Tape: Apply the blue painters tape or the masking tape to the location that the user dont want to paint.
  3. Primer: Apply the best quality zinc chromate-based primer to the furniture using the 3 to 4-inch oil-based paintbrush, allow it to dry.
  4. Paint: Now apply the oil based paint, dont overapply that can cause the drips. Allow the paint to dry.
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