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wire brush on a drill to remove any loose paint - one of any good metal primers and then cover coats (probably 2).
I've got access to the following tools already:

Makita 5-Inch Disc Sander
Milwaukee Angle Grinder
Milwaukee 18v cordless drill
DeWalt electric drill
Harbor Freight multi-tool
Fuji HVLP


Im looking to save time as the front yard, carport, stair-rail, balcony all need to be re-finished.

Is this going to be trial and error with a mix/match combination of tools to prep this thing?
 

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I've got access to the following tools already:

Makita 5-Inch Disc Sander
Milwaukee Angle Grinder
Milwaukee 18v cordless drill
DeWalt electric drill
Harbor Freight multi-tool
Fuji HVLP


Im looking to save time as the front yard, carport, stair-rail, balcony all need to be re-finished.

Is this going to be trial and error with a mix/match combination of tools to prep this thing?
A cup wire brush on the angle grinder would likely be the fastest at paint removal. :)
Also the most likley to bite. :( Be careful when using this.
 

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I like using a grinder to remove loose, flaking paint and rust from metal. I would wash the fence first. Scrape and remove all loose paint, grind rust spots. Prime with Sherwin Williams Kem Bond Oil Primer and then apply two coats of Sherwin Williams Acrylic DTM Semi-Gloss
 

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I've got access to the following tools already:

Makita 5-Inch Disc Sander
Milwaukee Angle Grinder
Milwaukee 18v cordless drill
DeWalt electric drill
Harbor Freight multi-tool
Fuji HVLP


Im looking to save time as the front yard, carport, stair-rail, balcony all need to be re-finished.

Is this going to be trial and error with a mix/match combination of tools to prep this thing?
Shouldn't be to bad, you've got a pretty decent arsenal. May use the multi-tool in the places the angle grinder can't get to but otherwise, I'd say you're in good shape:thumbsup:
 

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housepaintingny said:
I like using a grinder to remove loose, flaking paint and rust from metal. I would wash the fence first. Scrape and remove all loose paint, grind rust spots. Prime with Sherwin Williams Kem Bond Oil Primer and then apply two coats of Sherwin Williams Acrylic DTM Semi-Gloss
Thanks for the paint tip, it saved me from asking later.
 

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I wouldn't strip it completely, just be sure the whole surface is scuffed and the rust scale is removed. I would suggest using a rust converter. It turns oxidized steel into a non-rusting form of iron, magnetite. It also primes any clean metal that you expose in the prep. Check out Corroseal on line.
 
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