Old Metal Patio Furniture Disposal OptionsOkay, if it’s beyond repair and can’t be saved, then you’ll need to offload it. Understand this won’t necessarily be an easy task. After all, if you put it on the curb, the local Sarasota trash collection agency probably won’t touch it. In fact, it’s more likely that not it will stay on the street day after day. This is due to the fact it’s metal, which is recyclable.
…considering the cost of sandblasting and paint and the time involved, if the look is all that matters to you, you might be better off going with a stylish reproduction or refurb instead. —DIY NetworkThat, not to mention the fact that if it stays on the curb too long, it’s possible you’ll get hit with a property code violation and receive a monetary fine. Basically, you’ll need to dispose of it properly. Do yourself a favor and just call a junk hauling service to pick it up and take it away. Take the opportunity to get rid of a bunch of other stuff at the same time.
Old Metal Patio Furniture RestorationNow, if you believe you can save and continue to use it, then restoring it isn’t that difficult. (Although it does require a whole bunch of labor, time, and effort.) Here’s the basics of how to restore old metal patio furniture:
- Strip it down to the bare metal. Use a wire brush to knock off the surface debris, including any peeling paint. Then, sand it down using sandpaper, 60 to 80 grit. If that doesn’t work, you might have to go with sandblasting.
- Prime and then paint the furniture. Once all the rust and paint are gone and there’s only bare metal, it’s time to prime and then paint it. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the best results.
- Add another coat of paint, if necessary. The furniture might need more than one coat of paint. Let the first coat dry to determine if a second or even a third coat is needed.