Hey Hey! Yay for warmer temps, although it’s gotten chilly here over the past couple days. For Spring Break we went home to Louisiana and would you believe I got myself into a project while there for a week? I just can’t escape it, I love DIY so much! Sometimes things just fall in your lap and you can’t pass it up. This was the case when, in the same hour, I got an email from Rust-Oleum about their Stops Rust spray paint and my Mom trash picked a rusted metal bistro table and chairs from the neighbor. Fate? I think so! Then I found out that Rust-Oleum Stops Rust was originally created by a sea Captain, to prevent rust on deck, after settling in New Orleans. Count me in! My Mom and I immediately decided to use the Stops Rust spray paint on this table. I’ll show you how we got rid of the rust already on the table and gave it this smooth, beautiful, long-lasting spray paint finish.
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I headed to Home Depot, where you can find the entire line of Rust-Oleum Stops Rust Spray Paint, and bought 3 cans of Stops Rust Glass Rich Jade. The color is GORGEOUS and one of the new colors in this line. The spray paint is available in a variety of sheens, including metallics and hammered paints. There are also primers, protective enamels, and many other products in the Rust-Oleum Stops Rust line.
Obviously, a bright color like this isn’t a color I would normally choose for my own home. I’m a black, white, grey neutral girl through and through. But this was for my Mom’s front porch, so her pick! I do think it turned out beautifully. I also grabbed an outdoor pillow, a succulent, a wire brush and a sanding block.
Here’s the before photo:
Once back home, I used the wire brush to get a lot of the rust and flaking off the metal table and chairs. Then I used the sanding block (it was 220 grit) to smooth everything out. These chairs rust easily outside, then you had the Louisiana heat and HUMIDITY and you’re just asking for rust. Thankfully the Stops Rust spray paint will prevent the rust from being able to form on the metal table and chairs. Spray Paint is seriously a DIYer’s miracle substance. It really transforms projects with little effort! Once the set was clean, rust free and all debris removed with a dry rag, I set it out on cardboard pieces and started spray painting. You always want to start with a thin coat of spray paint. Yes, it takes longer to finish using thin layers but your paint will hold up so much better this way and you won’t get the dreaded drips. I probably did around 5 light coats before I had complete coverage on both the table and chairs and still had a half can of spray paint left to leave with my Mom in case she would need to do touch ups after I was back in West Virginia.
We moved the pieces into the garage to dry for 24 hours before placing the glass table top back on. Once it was dry I put it on the front porch and added a pretty pillow, the potted succulent and lemonade, because we were thirsty after all our efforts! My Mom sits on the front porch with her coffee and all throughout the day. Southerners just porch sit. I actually super miss that about living in the deep South! I think she’ll enjoy this little spot and I was happy I could do it for her.
How lovely is this Rich Jade color?! It brightens her entire front porch!! Are you in love with spray paint like I am? Have any rusty projects that need brought back to life? Bikes, tables, chairs, yard sale finds, or a coffee table? The sky is the limit! Rust-Oleum Stops Rust will give you beautiful, long-lasting results.
Guess what?! If you tackle a project and show it off on Instagram or Twitter, between now and September 1, 2017, with the hashtag #stopsrust and #inwiththeold you could win new colors and finishes for your next project plus a $100 gift card to your favorite Rust-Oleum retailer. Be sure to follow @RustOleum on Twitter or @rustoleumusa on Instagram!! See official contest rules and other information HERE.