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How to Repair an Iron Railing

Learn how to do a quick repair on an old iron railing.

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  • Time

    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

    $50 - $100

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1: Smooth the Surface

Use a metal grinder to smooth the surface. (Be sure to wear eye protection because a grinder sends shards flying all over.)

Step 2: Apply the Patch

Next, patch the railing with a two-part bonding agent. Use 24-gauge wire to hold the railing together while the patch dries.

Step 3: Spray Paint the Railing

Apply a textured spray paint to camouflage some of the rough areas. The finished railing greatly enhances the look of the house.

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