Sunday, January 19, 2014

Removing Rust from Metal

I will show the full makeover and finished chairs next week once I've finished top coating them but thought I'd share a fantastic product for removing rust. 

Im sure that there are a lot of rust converters on the market but I was recommended this by very experienced furniture painters who swear by it and seeing it completely change the colour and rust of some rusty old chairs I was painting last week convinced me also!

I nearly forgot to take photos but the chair on the left had some rust buster applied to the seat where you can see the rust starting to change colour and texture. The right hand side chair is in the process of drying and converting. The process is very easy - you wipe the Rustbuster on your rusty metal with a damp cloth and then let the surface fully dry and hose off. As Ranex chemically destroys the rust and chemically converts it to a non detrimental phosphate, it is not necessary to use rust inhibiting paints. 

I'll share the finished chairs soon, they are coming along beautifully.

have a happy Sunday
Fiona xx


  1. I've never heard of this product before, but it sounds like just the thing for patio furniture - which I just happen to have rusting on my patio. Thanks!

    1. Hi Marti – there are several products on the market that will convert rust –it’ such a good chemical process. Good luck with your patio furniture

  2. Thanks for the tip. I have a vintage sewing cabinet I am working on that has rusted metal legs, that I might try this with.

    1. my pleasure Jane. You can also get rust converters that come in a spray can so that might be useful also. your local hardware will be able to point you in the right direction


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