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Outdoor Bistro Table Makeover

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  • Estimated Project Time:

    Approximately 1 hour

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You've enjoyed many afternoons with your beloved bistro set, but it has seen better days. Give it a facelift! Spray paint is an easy way to give it a pop of color and a lasting finish, so you can use it for many years to come. 

  1. At first, you'll need to sand any spots on the bistro set that show loose paint or rust spots. This will help create the smoothest surface for the paint. 
  2. Shake the spray paint can for approximately one minute after you hear the mixing ball rattle. You want your paint to be thoroughly mixed. 
  3. Next, hold the can 10-16" away from the surface, then begin spraying in light, even coats create a durable, long-lasting finish. Each additional coat should be applied within the hour or after 48 hours for best results.
  4. Lastly, let your last coat of paint dry for approximately 1 hour before handling. It's best to wait approximately 24 hours before you sit down to it with your morning coffee. 

Tip: A few light coats of Stops Rust Clean Metal Primer  or Rusty Metal Primer (for heavily rusted surfaces) are recommended before spray painting. Primer maximizes the rust protection on your outdoor metal project.