Restoring A Wrought Iron Bed
Sia@South 47th on May 15, 2013I use a wire brush lightly on these and then use the Neutral color Bri-Wax over every bit of it. Trying to touch up these old pieces with paint in just a few areas is a nightmare. You can't ever get the paint color right and it turns out looking blotchy. Which is why I wire brush and Bri-Wax. Hope that helps! Gorgeous Piece by the way, can't wait to see what you do with it! xoHelpful Reply
KMS Woodworks on May 16, 2013If you want to keep the "rust" color a spray on clear coat could be used after the wire brushing. This will halt further rusting and prevent rust "crumbs" from being dislodged. Remember from your basic science classes. The process of "rusting" requires three elements. The first is the metal, second is moisture, the third is oxygen. ( be it air or oxygen dissolved in the water). The clear coat works by blocking water (which can just be vapor or humidity) and it also block the oxygen.Helpful Reply
Julie Moyna on Aug 22, 2014Did you ever finish this? If so, can you post how? I'm in same situation. ThanksHelpful Reply
Esther Glick on Aug 22, 2014Julie, I did. I used a wire brush to scape the rust and flaky paint off, then sprayed it with a clear poly designed for that. I got mine at Home Depot but can be found at any store that carries paint supplies.Helpful Reply
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