Rust "Remover" in a Can, My New BFF!

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I found an awesome set of patio furniture at a yard sale a few weeks ago. I got a table, a chair, and a couch for $25. They are made of wire and were really rusty. Some people really like that look, but it wasn’t what I had in mind for my back deck. I was planning on scrubbing them down with rust remover, but then I found this amazing stuff online:It’s primer that you spray right on top of rust. No sanding, so scraping with wire brushes, no chemicals. The site said it was sold at AutoZone, so I headed to the nearest store, hoping they carried it. They did! I almost did a cartwheel in the eisle. Ok, not really, I’ve never been able to do a cartwheel. But I might have let out a tiny shriek of glee.

I decided to just start with the table to see how the stuff works. Here is the table before:Yes, I realize that it does not look the least bit rusty. But it is. Trust me. It was just such a sunny day that all the rust spots didn’t show up with the glare of the sun.

All I did in the way of prep work was wash the table with soapy water and a brush, then hose it off. When it was totally dry, which took like 8 seconds because it was 95° outside, I carried it into the garage. I tipped it upside down and sprayed underneath first, then let it dry for a couple hours. Flipped it over and sprayed the outside. It turned a nice gray color. With no rust showing anywhere. Yay! After 48 hours, I spray painted it black. I like it so much better! Now I just need to tackle the couch and chair. I am a little more intimidated by them because they involve covering cushions with fabric, and I have never tried that before. Wish me luck!

Update: I just found this at Walmart:The can looks totally different, but I think it does the same thing. After I try it, I’ll let you know how it works in comparison.


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