It’s important to refinish rusty decorative ironwork or steel on your house as soon as possible to prevent the metal from corroding more.
To refinish rusty iron or steel:
Watch this video to find out more.
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The first step to repainting rusty ironwork is removing the rust. A wire brush, or wire brush attachment for your drill, will get the job done. Remove the remaining dust by wiping it down with mineral spirits. Now, spray the affected ironwork with a rust inhibiting primer, and allow it to dry well before applying two or three coats of the finish paint. Remember several light coats are better than one thick coat.