Patio Chair Makeover with Krylon Rust Protector Spray Paint


Disclosure: This is a post sponsored by Krylon. All opinions are honest and my own. 

It’s high summer here at CraftTestDummies World Headquarters and that means more time in the remote office- AKA my porch! Located right off of our bedroom, it’s a lovely covered veranda that is a great place to read, blog, and hang out with the kids. But after 5 years out there, our current patio chairs were looking a little…well….sad.


However, you can see that once I removed the cushions, the frame was still sturdy, even if it was a bit faded from the sun.

Here’s where Krylon Rust Protector came in to save the day!

Krylon Rust Protector Patio Chair Makeover

First, here’s what they say about the product on the Krylon Rust Protector website:

With dry time as little as eight minutes, dirt, dust, grass and debris don’t have a chance to ruin your project. That’s because the only thing that Krylon Rust Protector leaves behind is a flawless finish and unbeatable corrosion protection.

Fastest dry. Strongest finish.

  • Dries to a smooth, durable, rust-fighting finish in as little as eight minutes (up to 15 times faster than the leading aerosol rust competitor)
  • Adheres direct to metal surface for effective corrosion protection without the use of primer
  • Advanced formula for superior adhesion and performance
  • Available in both spray and brush-on formulas
  • Offered in a wide range of popular colors and finishes
  • Available in a complete line of primers for added protection
  • Can also be used on non-metal substrates

Its time for a new way to conquer rust.

I was given 3 cans of Semi-Satin Black to use for this project, so I went to town.

First, I shook the can vigorously per the instructions, Then I angled the adjustable nozzle into a horizontal position so I could get into the nooks and crannies.

Krylon Rust Protector Patio Chair Makeover

Note, I did NOT prime the chairs first. Heck, I barely scraped off the cobwebs!

Krylon Rust Protector Patio Chair Makeover

It was a nice day, so I painted outside. Make sure you ALWAYS have proper ventilation if you are painting indoors!

Krylon Rust Protector Patio Chair Makeover

I love the angled nozzle- it gives me so much more precision in directing the spray. I am more accurate and there is less waste via overspray!

Krylon Rust Protector Patio Chair Makeover

Looking better already!

Krylon Rust Protector Patio Chair Makeover

Seriously, this is a beautiful finish. Smooth to touch, and GREAT COVERAGE!

All done! And since I was spray painting outside on a humid day, it took about 10 minutes for the paint to dry. I was amazed at how fast it cured….and how great it looks! I think already it looks like a million bucks!


Krylon Rust Protector Patio Chair Makeover

Then I added my new cushions from a discount online store.

Krylon Rust Protector Patio Chair Makeover


TA-DA! A new look for a fraction of what new chairs would cost. Each chair took one can of paint (about $5 bucks USD each) and the cushions were about $40. So for under $100 dollars I got basically a “new” patio set. A set of 2 new aluminum patio chairs with cushions cost a minimum of $300 new, so it was a great investment, don’t you think?

I can’t wait to set it up on our new deck…which currently looks like this:

Deck in Progress

I’ll post more pictures of our deck project later!


A big “thank you” to Krylon for sponsoring this post- and I’m looking forward to giving more of our outdoor furniture and accessories a facelift with Krylon Rust Protector! 


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  1. says

    Another great project… as always! It’s great to see you in the midst of a reno as well LOL!!!!!!! I can’t wait to see your progress and final photos as well…… we are going to start my drywall tonight. Last night was a bust, as Michael wants to ‘hire’ a guy from work to help him carry the drywall downstairs so that I don’t have to…. good thinking. My poor little hands and body have been getting a work out, in fact, I’ve lost a few pounds doing this, as I expected. It’s like I’m back to work as a Fisheries tech again. I can’t wait to see your finished deck and patio set, and any other surprises you may have in store for us…hugs from NW Michigan! Turn on the a/c!!!!!!

  2. says

    This is a project I was considering and wondering if it worked as good as they said. I’m thankful for your review.

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