Do the black metal railings that line your porch or stoop have rust on them? Has it gotten unsightly? A quick one-day job can transform your entry railing back into its shiny, enameled, former glory.
Our railing had been accumulating rust for years but I had no experience on how to repair it. Big flakes were falling off as we brushed over the railing with our hands. Those bare spots were attracting more and more rust. It was time to address our problem.
We purchased a few items from a discount store:
wire brushes, medium grit sandpaper, a sanding sponge, paint brushes, disposable tarps to protect surrounding surfaces, a rust-inhibitive spray primer, a compatible rust-inhibitive enamel spray paint, and a can of enamel paint to brush on.
The first objective was to remove the rust. We used the wire brushes to remove flaking paint and to rub away the rust. Then we used the sandpaper to even the surfaces. Afterwards we used the sponge due to its flexibility in reaching all additional spots. An old tshirt was used to wipe the fragments and dust away.
We covered our steps, porch, and surrounding landscaping with affordable tarps. It was time to paint! We applied a spray primer because they tend to provide thorough, smooth coverage. Then we painted enamel with a brush, making sure to fill in the deeper gaps and divots. After that dried, we sprayed on a final coat at a reasonable distance to ensure a shiny, drip-free finish.
The railing looks as good as new now! We saved money by doing our own work, but our railing was still salvageable. If yours has passed the point of no return, contact https://www.drywallrepairbirmingham.com to get a consultation about professional repair or replacement. They can make your entry a sight to behold!