Problem Solver - Treating rusty surfaces

Problem

Rust forms when metals such as iron or steel oxidise through prolonged exposure to weathering. This usually occurs on exposed/untreated surfaces or where a previous coating has broken down exposing the metal.


Stages

Stage 1 - Preparation

Remove loose surface rust using a wire brush.


Sand the surface using 70 or 80 grit abrasive paper

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Wipe down to remove surface dust

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If surface requires filling (where the metal is pitted), apply to a two-part filler suitable for metal surfaces. Sand the surface using a fine wet and dry paper.

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Stage 2 - Basecoat

Apply a suitable anti-rust primer and allow to dry.

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Follow with either an appropriate undercoat

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  • Albany Undercoat White 1L
    - Excellent covering power, finish for interior and exterior use on wood and metal. Perfect for new work and redecoration.

Stage 3 - Topcoat

Finish with an appropriate topcoat.

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Finish with an appropriate topcoat.

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