@APEX_Restore --how would you restore the wrought iron chair? I have one that's rusted through and want to repaint it without spending a year stripping it. Any suggestions?
If it's ok, I'll make this an answer in two parts as I don't have much time but I don't want to leave you hanging!
Restoration Process For Wrought Iron (The Quick Way & the Right Way)
First of all, regardless of whether you want to do it the quick way or the right way:
Next step also applies whichever path you take (quick or right)
No matter which approach you take, if you want a result that is going to last longer than a couple of months, rust or corrosion has to be dealt with and prevented from returning, both of which can be done (in varying degrees) the quick way as well as the right way.
If wanting the "quick" route, continue here, for the "right" way, see below.
Having removed any loose &/or flaking material with the wire brush you'll need to assess the situation but for the sake of explanation, we will assume the wire brush removed all loose or flaking paint and exposed a few rust patches.
Well folks, that's the quick way!
I'll follow up with the "right way" when I have a little more free time.
I hope that helps.