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Old 04-12-2014, 10:09 AM   #1
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Looking for some suggestions on primer and/or paint for exterior iron railings. Last spring I used Rustoleum but this spring I have quite a bit of rust and flaking spots. I plan on stripping and cleaning it up with a wire wheel attachment on my drill.

Was just wondering what a good paint an primer would be? Thanks

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Remove all the old loose paint and rust.
Apply a product called Rust stripper. http://www.rustoleum.com/product-cat.../rust-stripper
Rusty metal primer, then a finish coat of paint.

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Remove all loose, peeling, chipping paint and rust. Clean surfaces to be painted, prime using Sherwin Williams Kem Bond HS primer and then paint using a DTM (direct to metal) such as Sherwin Williams DTM.
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You'll wear yourself out with a drill. Use a grinder and wire wheel instead. If you don't have one, you can buy them cheaply at Harbor Freight.

http://www.harborfreight.com/4-12-an...der-60625.html

http://www.harborfreight.com/4-1-2-h...eel-91282.html

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Picked up the angle grinder from Harbor Freight today. Worked great!! Did one side in about 20 minutes. Can't go wrong for $14 bucks. I think Harbor is my new favorite store. Thanks for the recommendation.
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Picked up the angle grinder from Harbor Freight today. Worked great!! Did one side in about 20 minutes. Can't go wrong for $14 bucks. I think Harbor is my new favorite store. Thanks for the recommendation.


This stuff works, used it 3 years ago and still going strong, and you don't have to remove all the rust.


http://www.homedepot.com/p/Rust-Oleu...5215/100392541

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