JoAnn Gala
JoAnn Gala
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Asked on Jul 10, 2018

Bests way to get surface rust off a painted metal table?

JoAnn GalaCaseyEmy Flint | Semigloss Design
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Found a nice 36" round metal table with glass top--it's painted and there seems to be surface rust on it--I want to repaint. I've tried sandpaper and a metal brush--some comes off but not all...is there a more thorough way? Or, if I want to use rustoleum, is it necessary to get all the rust off? Read that soaking with vinegar removes rust? HELP!! Thanks

4 answers
  • It's not necessary to get it all off. Remove what you can (especially if it's flaky) and seal it with rust sealer spray by rustoleum. Then paint.
  • JoAnn Gala
    on Jul 11, 2018

    None of it is flaky...what's the best thing to get it as smooth and clean as possible? And thank you for the answer!

  • Casey
    on Jul 11, 2018

    I remember hearing that people used to use crumpled aluminum foil to scrub rust off of car bumpers. Worth a try?

  • JoAnn Gala
    on Jul 11, 2018

    It sure is! Thanks.

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