Thursday, May 6, 2010

Paint Black Wrought Iron

Paint Black Wrought Iron

Decorative wrought iron is a durable material that can be formed into intricate shapes during manufacturing. It's used to create traditional outdoor furniture, outdoor window grates and stair railing, among other items. Exposure to air and water can cause wrought iron to rust or corrode over time. Paint your traditional black wrought iron items to restore their beauty and give them additional protection from the elements. Does this Spark an idea?


1. Clean the wrought iron of any dust or debris with a garden hose. Allow it to dry.

2. Apply paint stripper to any areas where the old paint has flaked or where there's rust. If you don't have paint stripper, scrub with a wire brush.

3. Coat the wrought iron with rust-inhibiting primer and allow it to dry according to manufacturer's instructions.

4. Paint the item using black exterior metal paint. Allow the paint to dry according to manufacturer's instructions and apply a second coat as needed.

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