Have you ever wondered how to paint metal? Imagine all the new projects that you can do when you learn how to paint metal things. Maybe you want to paint a metal door? Painting a metal door would give you that unique custom look to the front of your home. Or maybe painting a metal patio set. Why replace old furniture when you can go ahead and paint it? The possibilities are endless!
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Awesome Painted Metal Projects
Thinking back, I hadn’t realized just how often I have actually painted metal. I suppose, these projects just fall into place naturally in the world of DIY. Here is a quick rundown of a few projects where I paint some aspect of metal. I will provide links and more info below if you’d like to check out each individual project for more information.
- How to Paint a Mailbox
- How to DIY a Mosaic LED Table
- Whimsical Painted Vintage Child School Chairs
- Hand made Barn Wood Farm Table
- Updating Hardware with Gold Paint
One of the first projects that I took on that included painting metal was actually painting rusty metal. Yuck. Talk about a pain in the butt. But, we were updating the outside of the house with new vinyl siding and light fixtures so we decided to update the mailbox as well. I ordered a new mailbox online but we didn't love it. The mailbox was returned and I decided to work with what I had. The original metal mailbox on the house worked great and just needed to be updated. Believe it or not, with some cleaning, sanding, and priming I was able to use the same paint for metal surfaces as I do for furniture! If you want to see how to paint a metal mailbox make sure to check out the tutorial listed below.
Another cool project is this super cute DIY mosaic LED table that is made from pre-cut wood, LED lights, gemstones, and metal table legs. The metal table legs needed a quick change. I show you how to spray paint metal quickly and easily with that project.
These vintage style children school chairs are a combination of wood and metal. The metal portions are updated with black metal paint while the rest is painted with whimsical fun stencils.
This is our kitchen table that is built from reclaimed barn wood and the legs are framed out using steel pipes. We use Rustoleum metal paint to give the steel legs a crisp look.
These simple dresser knobs are given a fresh new look. Using gold metallic paint you can paint metal knobs to customize the hardware on your painted furniture projects.
Easy to follow DIY tutorial on how to paint a metal lawn chair. Or any metal chair for that matter! If you are painting metal outside chairs then make sure to check out this project.
My friend Wendi shows you how to spray paint outdoor furniture when she updates this patio furniture with paint
My buddy Jen shares a simple update project where she shows you how to paint metal to look like stone. So cool!
Curious as to what kind of paint to use on metal? Check out how to paint metal handrails with black metal paint.
Check out how to spray paint patio furniture with this pretty white metal paint.
Here you can see how to paint a front door with front door paint. The end result is gorgeous!
Painting rusty metal doesn't have to scare you! Check out how to paint rusted metal in this old medicine cabinet makeover.
How to Repaint Metal Porch Railings & Add Instant Curb Appeal
I'm sure when you paint metal railings you never think that you would have to repaint them later. Or if you are lucky you will be repainting metal railings that someone else painted. Either way, check out how to paint metal railings to boost your curb appeal instantly.
We have all seen those vintage metal chairs right? Well, how cool is it to be able to paint metal chairs and make them bright and unique!
Check out how to spray paint a metal lantern to give a quick update to your home decor.
This old metal tub looks amazing with a new faux copper painted finish.
Ready to Get Started?
Do you have a project in mind where you need to paint metal? If your project is small and crafty and you are looking for the great paint colors then make sure to check out these furniture and craft paint options online HERE.
But if your project is larger and geared towards painting a front door, I would check out an exterior paint suitable for the project.
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