Thursday, April 8, 2010

Wrought Iron Chair Repair

Wrought iron furniture can last for decades when maintained properly.

Wrought iron is commonly used in fencing and outdoor furniture. And like many metals left outdoors, it may be susceptible to rust. Wrought irons chairs can also fall victim to heavy use.

Repairing wrought iron chairs takes effort, but repairs could ensure that the piece lasts for decades. Does this Spark an idea?


1. Prepare the wrought iron chair for repair by lightly scrubbing all iron surfaces with fine-grit sandpaper.

2. Wipe off the iron dust and grit with a clean tack cloth.

3. Place a tarp or plastic drop cloth on a level surface in a ventilated area, or outdoors, to prepare for spray painting.

4. Point the can of rust-prevention spray primer directly at the scrubbed iron, at least 6 inches from the chair. Lightly coat the entire iron portion of your chair with primer. Allow the primer to dry for 24 hours.

5. Spray the rust-prevention top coat onto the iron. Wipe up any drips with a sponge paintbrush. Allow the top coat to dry for 24 hours.

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