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How to Remove Rust from Railings

Learn how to easily remove rust from outdoor railings with these step-by-step instructions.

More in Remodeling

  • Time

    1 hour

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty



Step 1: Remove Loose Rust

Take a wire brush and scrape the loose rust off the railing. Brush all the way down to the bare metal or as far down as possible.

Step 2: Paint the Railing

Prep the railing for painting. Apply a metal primer to the affected area. Use rust-resistant paint to finish the railing. Dealing with this sort of rust every summer ensures that your railings stay sturdy and reliable for years.