How to restore metal plant stands

Michele Malone
by Michele Malone
I found some adorable metal plant stands in my grandmother's shed, but they are rusty and the paint is flaking off. What is the best way to redo them so I can use them again?

  5 answers
  • Mogie Mogie on Jun 07, 2018

  • Pat Russell Pat Russell on Jun 07, 2018

    Scrub down with steel wool, wash and dry, then paint with rust resistant spray or brush paint. I bit of a chore, but would look great.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Jun 07, 2018

    Rustoleum makes great paints for metal outdoor items if they are really bad I would wash them with water and a little bit of Dawn blue dish soap them them dry and if any flaking rust is on them, use a wire brush to get that off then paint - the paints come in numerous colors and easy to use

  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Jun 07, 2018

    Hi Michele, vinegar and a steel wire brush and a LOT of elbow grease. You want to get off as much paint and rust as possible. After that a good metal paint and you'll have a product hat lasts!

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 07, 2018

    lightly sand the rust off, clean,use a metal primer, spray paint with Rustoleum 2X for metal and seal with a clear UV protectant