Refinish Patio Furniture

Give last-year’s patio furniture a fresh, bold look this Spring. Restoring weathered patio furniture is easy with any Dremel® Multi-Max tool and Rotary tool with the right accessories.

Refinish Patio Furniture

Project Process in steps

Step 1
Scrape off existing paint on larger, flat surfaces using a Dremel® Multi-Max tool and the MM600 Rigid Scraper Blade.

Refinish Patio Furniture
Refinish Patio Furniture

Step 2
Grind off rust and paint in smaller, detailed sections using any Dremel® Rotary tool and a rotary grinding accessory. Here we used the Dremel® 8200 tool with the 952 Aluminum Oxide Grinding Stone. Depending on how ornate the furniture is, you may want to consider a 538 Abrasive Brush run at a speed below 20,000 RPM.

Refinish Patio Furniture
Refinish Patio Furniture

Step 3
Sand the surface as a final step before painting. Use the Dremel® Multi-Max and MM70P sanding paper for larger, flat surfaces. Use a Dremel® Rotary tool with a Sanding Drum or Abrasive Buff run at a low speed for hard-to-reach areas of your furniture.

Refinish Patio Furniture
Refinish Patio Furniture

Step 4
Prime and paint your furniture with rust-resistant paint to make your new look last.

Refinish Patio Furniture
Refinish Patio Furniture

Other Supplies

  • Rust-Resistant Paint
  • Painting Supplies
  • Dust Mask