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any guidance on re-painting victorian window railings?

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by StretchArmstrong, 26 Apr 2014.

  1. StretchArmstrong

    StretchArmstrong

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    Hi, 1880s victorian house.
    window railings, paint is peeling and rust appearing.

    I've had a quick go with a b&d powerfile sander, seems okay.

    just any advice on what to prime and paint with, and how much of the rust marks I really need to get rid of.


    any idea what type of metal it is likely to be?

    also, the sander is working less well on the wrought iron gates/railings at the front, any suggestions on what other options might be?

    thanks in advance. :)
     
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    For best results use a rust killer such as Hammerite Kurust (pink liquid that turns black after its job is done).
    After that its a brushing primer then enamel paint, or a xylene based product such as Hammerite - which is really best sprayed on.
    John :)
     
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    a wire brush will be much better than a sander.
     
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    great, thanks gents.
     
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    Kurust or Jenolite Gel - it's phosphoric acid. Follow exactly as per instruction and you'll end up with a nice dark grey passivated coating over which you can then use "red oxide" or Zinc rich primer. I buy mine from a local agricultural shop, a 1 litre in is so very heavy due to all the lovely metal contained within! Zinc 182 is a reasonable substitute if that's all you can find.

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