Restore wrought iron panel
A neighbour asked for advice on her wrought iron panels on the outside walls of her home. After two years outdoors they were starting to rust and leave messy streaks on the walls.
I thought that this would be a nice project to show how easy it is to remove rust and restore ironwork to good condition.
You will need:
Rust-Oleum Rust Stripper
Rust-Oleum Patina Kit - or any other kit or Rust-Oleum paint of your choice
Bucket of clean water
Dremel Multitool and sanding disks - or 120-grit sandpaper
1. Lay the piece on some newspaper and don the rubber gloves* and safety glasses*. Pour some Rust-Oleum Rust Stripper into a paint tray or plastic container.
2. Dab the paint brush into the Rust Stripper and apply to those areas where there is rust. You will see the Rust Stripper bubble as it starts to activate. If you need to move the piece around, be sure to use gloves.
3. Leave on for about an hour and then neutralise with clean water. Wipe dry.
4. Use your Dremel Multitool (or sandpaper) to sand over those areas that were heavy with rust to smooth down the surface. Wipe clean.
5. Unpack your Rust-Oleum Patina Kit - everything you need is contained in the box. Applying the kit is as easy as 1-2-3. Any product left over can be used on flower pots (all types), wrought iron furniture, and so much more.
*Never use toxic chemicals without the proper safety gear.