Backyard Bistro Getaway


Materials Needed

  • Metal bistro set in need of TLC
  • Drop cloths or old sheets
  • Sandpaper (approx. 220-grit)
  • Lint-free cloth
  • Tremclad Hammered Finish in Copper
  • Tremclad Clear Gloss Spray

Step 1

If possible, move your bistro set to an open area, either outdoors or in a well-ventilated area such as a garage and cover nearby items with drop cloths to protect them from spray mist.

Step 2

Remove chair cushions and set them aside in a safe zone. Sand your bistro set to remove any rust or residual paint so you can begin with a smooth finish. Use a lint-free cloth to wipe away any dust or debris. If your set is especially dirty, you may also want to give it a quick wash with soap and water.

Step 3

Start by applying one coat of Tremclad Hammered Finish in Copper, holding the can 25-40 cm (10-16″) away from the surface. Try to keep pace and distance even throughout your application.

Step 4

Apply additional coats as necessary to reach desired finish. It is better to apply multiple light coats, rather than one thick coat, to avoid drips and sags. Always be sure to follow re-application and dry times for best results. Allow to dry overnight.

Step 5

For added protection, follow the steps above to add a coat of Tremclad Clear Gloss Spray. Again, let the set dry overnight before touching or moving the pieces.

Step 6

Once everything is completely dry, you’re done! Replace the cushions and enjoy the accolades from friends and family!

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