How to I remove rust from an old iron patio table and chairs?

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  • FL FL on Jun 19, 2017
    Use a mild soap and water with a scrubby type sponge or a steel wool pad with gentle movements. Rinse, repeat. If most of the rust is coming off, continue. If you need something stronger, try vinegar or a CLR type rust remover. I would also try WD-40, let it soak in, then try the steel wool again. Slow and steady. When the rust is all gone, use a paint like Rustoleum to keep future rust at bay. Good Luck!

  • Bobbie Bobbie on Jun 19, 2017

    If you're not into chemicals and want to remove the rust (but not the paint), this household product can help

    Add water to dry baking soda until it has the texture of a paste thick enough for you to spread on the metal. Allow the baking soda paste to sit on the rusted area of the metal for at least 30 minutes before scrubbing off with a toothbrush or other small brush.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Jun 19, 2017
    That table must weigh a ton! But it's important to clean the rust off every inch. Rust-Oleum is my favorite paint to rust-proof something. Then about any kind of paint will go over it. Don't forget the sealer after painting. And this is NOT the set of furniture to "distress". This set has already been under stress. Best wishes. 😇

  • Patricia Bell Patricia Bell on Jun 20, 2017
    I use a great product called Bar Keepers Friend. Great for removing rust and stains.
    Its found on the aisle of cleaning products in a cardboard can, like cleanser.

  • Suzanne Walsh Suzanne Walsh on Jun 20, 2017
    I use a product called Ospho. It is a liquid that you paint on or soak items in. It neutralizes the rust and turns the rusted areas dark. I then let dry and then paint with rustoleum paint and when dry seal with a clear sealer. Ospho is the brand name and can be found at hardware and marine stores. It is expensive about $16-$18 for a. 32 oz bottle but worth every penny. I use it on lawn mower etc. Great Stuff.

  • Nichole Eubanks Nichole Eubanks on Jun 20, 2017
    Rust be gone soak it

  • Pamela Nelson Pamela Nelson on Jun 21, 2017
    Thank you!