Problem Solver - Treating rusty surfaces
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.
Stage 1 - Preparation
Remove loose surface rust using a wire brush.
Toolkit Wire Brush
- For surface preparation and cleaning.
Sand the surface using 70 or 80 grit abrasive paper
Flexovit Aluminium Oxide Yellow 115mm x 10m P80
- 115mm x 10m 80 grit trade quality, high performance aluminium oxide rolls
Wipe down to remove surface dust
Brewers Multi Purpose Cleaning Cloths Pack 50 50cm x 36cm
- For general purpose cleaning tasks, for a hundred and one uses around the home.
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.
Brewers 2-Part Universal Filler 500G
- A fast hardening, two-component filler for interior and exterior use of a variety of surfaces.
Stage 2 - Basecoat
Apply a suitable anti-rust primer and allow to dry.
Albany Metal Primer Grey (Ready Mixed) 2.5L
- High performance, anti-corrosive and rust inhibiting, for interior and exterior use. Ideal for iron and steel.
Follow with an appropriate undercoat
Albany Undercoat White 3L
- 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.
Albany Gloss Brilliant White 3L
- Oil based, high opacity, gloss finish for interior and exterior woodwork & metalwork