Steps To Repaint Powder Coated Aluminum Patio Furniture
Powder coating is a type of powder that is dry and applied over the metal surfaces. The steps to follow in order to repaint powder coated aluminum patio furniture are as under:
- Clean The Furniture:
The first step will be to remove all the grease or dirt from the aluminum furniture as grease or dirt can prevent the new coat of paint from adhering. It has been recommended by the experts to jet wash the aluminum furniture if it is extremely dirty otherwise the user needs to hand wash it by using a soft brush.
- Remove Corrosion:
There is a possibility that the powder coated aluminum patio furniture has corroded that should be stripped off before beginning the repainting process. In case, the powder coating over the aluminum appears chalky white, the user needs to remove this white rust by scrubbing the furniture with a scouring nylon pad. The red rust from the aluminum furniture can be removed with a power sander. The step will reveal the underneath smooth surface of aluminum furniture and the user needs to wipe down the corrosion dust by using tack cloths.
- Sand The Furniture:
After that, the user needs to sand over the entire aluminum furniture in order to remove its glossy finish and ensure the new coat of paint adheres over the aluminum properly. After sanding, if some parts of the powder coating remain, the user needs to feather the edges in order to be sure that there are no ridges or bumps over the aluminum furniture. The sanding dust should also be wiped down by using tack cloths.
- Apply Primer:
Once the aluminum furniture is clean & dry, the user needs to apply a primer coat over it. It has been recommended by the experts to use a primer that is specially designed for aluminum products. Before applying primer coat over the entire aluminum furniture, it is necessary to check whether the primer adheres over or not for which the user needs to apply a small amount of primer over the aluminum. If the applied primer smears or can be wiped off, the user needs to sand the aluminum furniture further before applying the primer coat.
- Apply Paint:
The last step in the process is to apply a top coat of paint over the primed aluminum furniture once it dries completely. There are several top coats of paint available in the market among which the user can select the top coat paint as per color choice and gloss level. It has been recommended by the experts to choice spray top-coat that should be suited to apply over the powder-coated aluminum furniture. The chosen top coat paint should adhere over primed aluminum or directly over the aluminum furniture if not primed.
- Let The Furniture Dry:
After applying primer and top coat paint, the user needs to let the aluminum patio furniture dry completely before putting it to use again.