I have just purchased new wrought iron rockers for my front porch. They will get morning sun so sun probably is not an issue. I want to add color to the rockers. What do you suggest? I'm sure something is needed to prevent rust. Not sure what to do. Thanks, Rhonda.


If they are new, then they are not wrought iron. Wrought iron doesn't rust. Nobody has made wrought iron in almost 80 years.

I assume the rockers are made out of mild steel. There are special acrylic-based paints for outdoor steel. You have to use a metal primer.

  • "Wrought iron" is more of a style than an actual material nowadays. – Nick T Jul 31 '15 at 18:47
  • @NickT you don't paint "styles", you paint materials. – Tyler Durden Jul 31 '15 at 18:53
  • Is an impressionistic painting a style or material? – Nick T Jul 31 '15 at 19:00

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