Revamp plastic and metal chairs
I have had a couple of plastic chairs hanging around the garden for about a year.
They have been left outdoors and I didn't quite know what to do with them. As I was making the garden table, I realised that they would look quite nice when added to this for seating.
But how to get these rusted chairs looking good again?
While the actual seat part, being plastic, was still in good condition, the metals parts were badly rusted.
Not quite beyond repair, but almost.
The first step was to sand down the metal parts with 120-grit sandpaper. This removed quite a bit of surface rust and allowed me to see what was beneat.
Luckily there were no holes that had to be patched, but if there had been I would have used Alcolin SteelWeld to fix up. I applied some Rust-Oleum Stop Rust Rust Stripper to the rusty spots in accordance with the instructions. This stops the rusting process and allows you to paint over with confidence.
I painted both chairs with Rust-Oleum Protective Gloss Enamel spray, which gives them a high gloss finish and also protects from future rust, even though they will still be kept outdoors.