Old Metal Porch Glider

Sep 5th

Porch glider – Old metal porch glider found at flea markets, resale shops and online. The first task of painting a metal glider is to remove the rust. After all the rust is removed, the glider will be restored to its original gloss with a little paint and put to great use in the garden or on the terrace. Fill a bucket with water and dishwashing liquid. Clean the glider to remove grease, dirt, and webs from its surface. Let the glider to dry completely and move it onto a piece of cloth.

White Porch Glider
White Porch Glider

Brush off any visible rust with a wire brush. Remove as much rust as possible with the brush.  Spray glider with phosphoric acid. The acid will react with any remaining rust that you are not able to see and convert it into iron phosphate. Let chemicals to work on gliders overnight. Use a wire brush to go over the porch glider to remove all phosphate crust.

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Wash the glider again by means of dish washing liquid and water to remove any chemicals that are still attached to the surface of the metal. Let the glider dry completely.  Tape off and newspaper areas of the porch glider, you do not want to paint or want to paint a contrasting color, as an armrest.  Glider spray paint by means of a stainless certificate, provided that outdoor paint formulated to metal. Rustoleum and Krylon makes this type of paint in a choice of colors. Use a steady back and forth motion, slightly overlapping each stroke of the spray can until the plane is completely covered.

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