Tea for two

Outdoor furniture needn’t be out of sight, out of mind. Spruce up old metal tables and chairs to transform them into a colourful garden feature, in readiness for the sunnier times ahead.

You will need: Old metal table and chairs, Clean cloth, Electric drill with sanding attachment, Sandpaper, Paintbrushes, Paint stirrer, Mineral turpentine, Resene Enamel Undercoat, Resene Rust-Arrest, Resene Super Gloss enamel tinted to Resene Pelorous.

Top tip: If signs of moss or mould are present on any garden furniture prior to repainting or staining, simply treat with Resene Moss & Mould killer first, following manufacturer’s recommendations.

To get the look: Mark painted the background wall with Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Deep Blush.

As seen in kiwigardener

Step 1 Step one
Using the electric drill with sanding attachment, carefully remove any areas of rust from the furniture and then lightly sand all over with sandpaper to ‘key’ the surface.
Step 2 Step two
Wipe off any sanding residue with a clean cloth and make sure the furniture is fully clean of any dirt or surface debris.
Step 3 Step three
Spot prime any areas of rust or bare metal with Resene Rust-Arrest and allow to dry. Clean brush in mineral turpentine.
Step 4 Step four
Apply one coat of Resene Enamel Undercoat to all surfaces of the furniture and allow to dry. Clean brush in mineral turpentine.
Step 5 Step five
Carefully stir the Resene Super Gloss enamel.
Step 6 Step six
Apply one coat of Resene Super Gloss enamel to all surfaces of the furniture and allow to dry. Clean brush in mineral turpentine.
Step 7 Step seven
Apply a second coat of Resene Super Gloss enamel to the furniture and allow to dry. Once more, clean brush in mineral turpentine.
Project option Here's another project idea:
Transform a traditional wrought-iron table into a smart piece of outdoor furniture using Resene Super Gloss enamel tinted to Resene Black.
View Videos

Resene Paints Ltd

Choose your Resene paint colours

Our vision is to be respected as an ethical and sustainable company and acknowledged as the leading provider of innovative paint and colour technology. View Resene’s profile and Environmental Policy.

Any personal data, such as name, address, phone, email details, supplied to Resene for the purposes of receiving newsletters, orders etc will be retained by Resene Paints Ltd and used only by Resene Paints Ltd and its trusted agencies for the purposes of communication/promotion/providing service to you. We do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer your personal data to outside third parties. If you wish to opt out of communication from Resene please complete our contact us form. View our full Privacy Policy.

We would love to hear from you if you wish to use Resene’s images, information and ideas for social medial, blogs, newsletters and other media use. Please email and let us know what you need, what it is for and how Resene will be acknowledged as the source of the content. We are happy to assist with most requests.

Colours shown on this website are a representation only. Please refer to the actual paint or product sample. Resene colour charts, testpots and samples are available for ordering online.   See measurements/conversions for more details on how electronic colour values are achieved.

PO Box 924, Beenleigh, Queensland 4207
P: 1800 738 383. F: 1800 064 960

New Zealand:
PO Box 38242, Wellington Mail Centre, Lower Hutt 5045
P: +64 (4) 577 0500, 0800 RESENE (737 363). F: (04) 577 0600