How To Refinish Old Metal Bed Frame – Keeping your metal furniture in condition as new demands that it be painted every 5 to 10 years depending on how much abuse it receives. Metal beds are sturdy and attractive pieces in each bedroom. But over time tend painted metal on the chip, scratch and rust. Minor marks and scratches in the painted surface exposing the metal to the air and as a result, the metal rusts. Use color to keep your metal bed looking like new
Add the old metal bed frame on a cloth. Use low-tack painters tape to tape the parts of the bed that you do not want to paint. Wipe the metal in the bed with a damp cloth to remove any dust. Brush the rust away with a steel brush. Use a fast back and forth motion flake of rust from metal bed. Sand bed with medium sandpaper. Sanding will remove any remaining rust and will scuff up layers of paint currently on the metal bed. Wipe off the bed with a damp cloth to remove all dust.
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Use a small brush to paint the corners and every detail scroll work on the old metal bed frame. Use a thin layer of paint. Choose a paint designed for metal surfaces. Paint the larger parts of the bed with a larger brush. Paint from the top of the bed to the bottom by a thin layer of color. Apply 2-3 coats of paint. Allow each coat to dry thoroughly before the next. Let the bed to dry overnight before it is attached to a wall or bed. Spray Paint is a good choice for painting metal, because it coats evenly, reaching into detail works well and eliminates brush marks. If you can move the bed outside, consider using spray paint.