How to Repair Wrought Iron Patio Furniture

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Considering the cost of replacing forging wrought iron patio furniture, it makes sense to repair it. Do it yourself with little effort and time at minimal cost. Because you breathe new life into your furniture, this is a good opportunity to consider making changes to the finish. Have original blacks still taken their breath, or would you prefer a rich pea patina or other color? Your wrought iron patio furniture, repaired and maintained, should last a lifetime.


Add 1/4 cup of liquid detergent to a bucket of warm water, and scrub wrought iron furniture with a scrubbing brush to remove dirt and debris. Rinse by spraying with a hose, removing any soap residue. Wipe wrought iron outdoor furniture with a towel or hair dryer; allow drying in a well-ventilated area, preferably in the sunshine. Sand if needed to remove rust or chipping paint. Sand all the way through rust to remove it completely.

Paint the area with a green rust remover that turns into a black powder, if rust is present. Brush away the black residue to remove last traces of rust. Take your wrought iron patio furniture piece to a professional welder for repair before continuing if there are broken or weak sections. Apply a rusty primer to all surfaces and allow drying thoroughly. Apply two thin, even layers of corrosion resistant paint, according to the manufacturer’s instructions on the can, to cover repairs and brighten your furniture.