Wrought iron is a timeless design component in Tuscan and Mexican furniture, but it might be pricy. In addition, it can be exceptionally heavy, which makes moving it tough, particularly if you have young kids joining you at the table. New paint technologies which incorporate iron particles at a paint base allow it to be not only possible, but nearly effortless, to get that wrought iron look on lightweight timber.
Cover your work surface with a drop cloth. Lift the seat on a table or workbench to make it a little easier to achieve, if you have one available.
Remove the seat if it’s upholstered and can be unscrewed from the seat frame. If the upholstered seat doesn’t come off, then cover the fabric with plastic garbage bags held in place by painter’s tape.
Sand the seat with 220-grit sandpaper to remove the surface shine and assist the tip stick to your seat more effectively.
Wipe the seat down with tack fabrics to pick up all the sanding dust.
Put on your eye protection and painter’s mask. Apply a thin coat of spray-on wood tip to help the paint stick to your seat. Keep the spray may moving in constant back and forth movements to avoid letting the primer puddle up in any one spot. Let the primer dry according to the period mentioned on the tag.
Mix together the paint and particles if you’re using two-part iron powder paint, or shake the can well if you’re using a spray. Use the paint in a thin, even layer, stopping frequently to shake or stir your paint so that the iron particles don’t settle on the bottom.
Let the iron powder paint dry according to the time on tag, adding 30 to 60 minutes for rainy days or a generally damp climate, prior to deciding if you need another coat.