Asked on Aug 25, 2019

How can I restore a steel outdoor fence on a budget?

EllaLifestyles HomesJeremy Hoffpauir


We got n outside steel like fence, paint chipped of, how do I go about restore it on a low budget?

3 answers
  • Jeremy Hoffpauir
    on Aug 25, 2019

    Do you have a picture of the fence?

    • Ella
      on Aug 25, 2019

      Thank you so much, can you suggest any product here in the UK that you know will work to remove the rust and paint please?

  • Lifestyles Homes
    on Aug 25, 2019

    It’s painted steel?

    I’d clean the rust off with light sanding, wipe the surface clean with acetone and then hand apply a rust-inhibiting primer & let dry.

    Then hand apply coats of matching enamel spray paint.

    How to “hand apply”:

    Buy a few very small brushes from the dollar store. If you don’t have acetone, then buy that there too.

    When you have the primer & paint in hand, shake them vigorously for at least a full minute. (After you’ve already sanded & cleaned the chipped spots)

    Take off the cap and hold it far away from you with your non-dominant hand, at a 45 degree angle towards your dominant hand.

    Shake the can again & spray a lot of paint into the cap so that it makes a puddle, about 2 tsp.

    Dip the brush end into the paint puddle & hand apply the paint to the chip. Go easy on the amount on the brush, so it doesn’t run.

    If it runs, have that bottle of acetone & a lint free cotton rag handy.

  • Ella
    on Aug 25, 2019

    Wow thanks for this info

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