Directions Scrape any flaking paint completely with a putty knife and sand any areas that need it with a medium-grit sandpaper (like our putty-knife damaged wood above – our son was a little too exuberant, a-hem). Prime well, especially areas exposed to the elements like porch rails. Paint 2 coats of exterior paint. Paint the handrail with interior enamel paint with a clean 2-inch trim paintbrush. Allow the paint to dry to the touch, and then apply a second coat. Remove the painter's tape from the balusters and the wall before the second coat dries completely to avoid pulling the paint from the handrail after it dries. Best Primer for Wooden Spindles Before priming, wipe the surface with a damp rag, or a tack cloth, to get rid of sanding dust. Make sure the surface below is protected. If the spindles are unpainted and you plan to coat them with acrylic paint, an oil-based primer sealer should be used, not latex. There is no single brand or type of paint that is the absolute best for porch and deck railings, but a few options help ensure success. Both latex or oil-based exterior primers and paints hold up well on wood railings. An all-in-one exterior paint and primer also works well. Stains are generally more durable than paint, and lighter tread paints may begin showing scuffs and marks before stains or darker paints. Painting over dated, stained wood on spindles, risers, and handrails is one of the most cost-effective ways of transforming your staircase or stairwell.
Remove dirt, dust, oil and grease with a garden hose or a pressure washer. Begin at one end of the porch and continue until you have rinsed the entire surface area, removing as much dirt as possible. Spray between porch boards to eliminate any remaining debris. Let the surface dry for about 24 hours before you paint.
Step 1 - Removing Peeling Paint Use the paint scraper to scrape all the loose and crackled paint that is on the wood. Apply a bit of pressure because you want to be sure to get all the paint off that is loose. Use the sandpaper to sand the rough edges to prepare to repaint the railing.
You need to sand the railing to scuff the finish so that the paint will adhere better. Sand the railing 1st with a grittier sandpaper, like 100 grit. Then the railing again with a 220 grit sandpaper to smooth the wood. Use a palm sander for the flatter parts, and sheets of sandpaper for the curvier parts.
Prime your porch with exterior primer. Use paint rollers to cover your porch with exterior primer. Start on the far end of the porch so you won't walk on wet paint. Work from one end of the porch to the other until the entire porch is covered with a smooth, even coat. Use a paint brush to prime cracks or tight spaces.
The first step is to clean off loose rust and flaking paint and then apply a rust-inhibitive primer. You don't need to get down to bare, shiny metal—just clean off the flakes and powdery surface rust that prevent paint from adhering. Once done, you can paint over rust.
Steps Make up a mixture of 1 tablespoon of baking soda with 1 liter (0. 3 US gal) of water. Sponge the wrought-iron furniture with this mixture. Allow to dry. Wipe down with a soft cloth. The wrought-iron should look a lot better.
Spray wrought iron with a primer made specifically for metals, such as True Value X-O. Rust rust-inhibiting primer. Aerosol primer and paint often provide the best, smoothest coverage results on metal, however; it may be necessary in some areas to apply metal primer with a brush. For best results, apply two coats.