Need to sand off rust before painting with Rustoleum paint spray?

janesylviaAugust 3, 2014

Do I need to sand off any rust before painting the front metal door with rustoleum stop rust paint spray? Can I use coca cola or white vinegar to remove the rust instead of sand paper?
Thank you very much.

Here is a link that might be useful: Rust-Oleum Stops Rust Satin Paint Spray

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Think of it as a car.
Sand to remove as much as possible, without penetrating beneath the metal, dust off, wipe with paint or lacquer thinner, prime, sand, prime, sand with a rust inhibiting primer, sand, remove dust and paint.

Do the process in a single, consecutive time frame.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2014 at 10:59PM
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Better yet, have it blasted with walnut shells or a similar media(even fine sand is too coarse) and use an automotive primer/paint.

I've used that paint before---the finish over rust was terrible. It sometimes worked, sometimes not.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 2:07AM
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A wire brush the size of a large toothbrush is better than sandpaper.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 6:14AM
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I just answered your identical post on the painting forum.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 2:02PM
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Thank you so much for all the responses. Very helpful!

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 12:16PM
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