To get this project started, lay out a tarp, newspapers or plastic bags to protect your floor’s surface. Remove cushions, any rubber tips and caps from the feet and other openings of your metal furniture. Before you start the dirty work, make sure you’re wearing a facemask and gloves.
Now it’s time to make a mess by using a steel wire brush to vigorously scrub and remove the large flakes of old paint and rust from all surfaces. Remember to turn the furniture over to treat the undersides, too. Finish the paint prep rubbing steel wool over every surface to produce a smooth, even base.
Apply an even coat of metal primer to the furniture surface, creating a solid base for the paint. Let the primer dry for 10 minutes before spraying on the first coat of paint with short, overlapping strokes. Wait another 10 minutes, then apply the second coat and let it dry for 20 minutes before reinserting the rubber tips and caps. Replace the cushions, grab a glass of lemonade and rediscover the beauty of your metal lawn furniture again.