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The 4 Way Test: How To Choose The Best Bed Mattress For Your Child

There will come a time when your precious bundle of joy becomes too big to sleep in a crib. This is the right time for you to buy your...

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The Best Way to Clean Your Kitchen Cabinets

Your kitchen is prone to messes more so than any other room in your home. When you consider all of the cooking, eating, socializing, and even the...

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How to Turn Your Garage into a Home Gym

How to Turn Your Garage into a Home Gym Getting a gym membership can be a great way to get in shape, but for those who are pressed for time, or...

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Should You Cut Back On High Speed Internet?

If you’re thinking of cutting back on your expenses, you might think it’s a good idea to cut back on high speed Internet. After all, you reason,...

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5 Ways to Reduce A Household’s Environmental Footprint

A home’s environmental footprint refers to its overall impact on the environment, both in construction and when being inhabited. This...

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Painting Metal Outdoor Furniture

by 411HomeRepair on May 11, 2012

Scrub soil, dust and other blimishes with detergent and water. If you have a pressure washer this could be very helpful.

With a wire brush, steel wool, or course git sandpaper remove all loose, peeled paint and rust.

Wipe surface using cloth dampened with vinegar and allow to dry thoroughly.

No paint will stick to a greasy or wet surface.

For the first primer coat  use a "metal primer" or "rust retardant" type paint. Some places will tint the primer to help you start on your next coat.

After your primer coat is done, the base coat of outdoor enamel can be applied in coats.

In a few days, when painted surface is completely dry apply protective finish as if item were new.

Small scratches should be touched up with primer followed by matching enamel to prevent rusting again.


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