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Give rusty steel furniture a makeover

Remember the old steel patio chairs with a steel mesh seat? Rescued from a dumpster these two chairs were rusted and definitely not something you would want to add to your patio. But with a bit of scrubbing to remove the rust, an application of primer and paint, and you have a couple of beauties that will endure another 20 or more years with TLC.

When dealing with any rusty steel furniture you need to remove as much loose rust as possible. A steel brush is ideal for just this purpose. Any stubborn rust that cannot be brushed away can be dealt with by using Rust-Oleum Rust Stripper. Be sure to follow the instructions on the container and wear rubber gloves and safety goggles when using this product. Sand the entire finish with a sanding sponge to smooth and clean away any remaining residue.

After cleaning and neutralising rust it's time to apply Rust-Oleum Clean Metal Primer. You can apply directly over bare, lightly rusted or previously painted metal to ensure the best-possible durability and corrosion protection. Apply two or more light coats a few minutes apart.

Spray on light, even coats of Rust-Oleum spray paint in your choice of colour. For this project Rust-Oleum Fluorescent Pink was used for a bold colour splash on the patio.


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