We have a nice little bistro set out on the RainyDayGarden deck. The problem is they are exposed to the elements all year long. We would bring them in over the Winter, but we don't really have the space to store any of it. As a consequence, they have started to develop some rust patches after 9 years.
The folding chairs themselves are sound and most of the finish is still quite good. There is some peeling paint and some exposed rusty patches, but nothing a good coat of Rustoleum cannot fix.
The key to fixing rust spots is to sand and prime. Sanding can be done by hand, but using a wire brush attached to a drill made the job a lot easier. And faster.
The primer must be applied in a well-ventilated area. We did it outside. There was light breeze which made the spraying a bit challenging, but it worked fine enough. By the time we were done with the priming, we ran out of daylight. We'll let it dry overnight and do the gloss white coating next weekend. [Permalink] - Rustoration