How to Paint a Rusted Wrought Iron Railing
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How to Paint a Rusted Wrought Iron Railing

Metal railings and gates add a traditional
look to your property, but when left untreated and unprotected from the elements, these features
can rust and have the opposite effect, bringing down your home’s curb appeal. Instead of replacing
costly metal railings and gates, there’s a more affordable solution that makes restoring
these outdoor features simple and easy. Rust-Oleum Stops Rust Protective Enamel. Since the railing
is heavily rusted, we will prime first with Rusty Metal Primer. Then topcoat with Gloss
Black Protective Enamel. To have your project run smoothly, be sure to have all supplies
on hand before starting the project. For best results, read the product instructions before
you start painting. Start by making sure the metal surface is clean and free of rust or
paint chips. Use a good cleaner, such as Krud Kutter Cleaner/Degreaser to remove surface
dirt, dust, and debris. Once dry, remove loose paint and rust with a wire brush or sandpaper.
Lightly sand glossy surfaces. Clean all dust and debris off the surface before painting.
Spread out a drop cloth to protect the pavement from any spills. Now the surface is prepped
and ready for paint. Start by applying Stops Rust Rusty Metal Primer. Rusty Metal Primer
provides a sound base for application of Stops Rust Enamels on heavily rusted steel. Primers
provide twice the rust prevention than using enamels alone. Wait 24 hours to dry before
topcoating. When the primer is dry, it’s time to paint. Begin by stirring the Protective
Enamel paint thoroughly. Pour into a tray. Starting with the top railing, use light,
even strokes. If you’re using a roller, work back and forth, rolling away from previously
coated areas. Use a brush on curves, crevices, and edges. The paint will be dry to touch
2-4 hours and fully dry after 24 hours. And that’s it. Look how great this looks. The
railing is easily restored with the help of Stops Rust Protective Enamel. From a brand
you can trust to stop rust in its tracks–Rust-Oleum Stops Rust.

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