Steel contains iron and iron is prone to rust when exposed to too much air. Undeniably, rust is a good look, especially if it is creeping on your window frames and lifting paint. This is quite observable to many old steel windows. Fortunately, there is now a way on how to remove rust from the frames of old steel windows that shouldn’t break the bank.
Scrap Old Paint
Remove as much old and flaking paint from your old steel windows by using flat ‘Putty’ knife or scraper.
Remove All Debris
The rusts may be scattered on the lower surface of the frame, so you have to remove it first using a brush. Make sure no debris is left and the surface is smooth again.
Remove the Rust
You can use a chisel to remove the big rusts on the metal. If there are still small ones that remain, you may use a wire brush to remove it thoroughly. Do not let any rust debris stay in the frame.
Fill Any Holes
If there are any damages or holes in the frames of your old steel windows, fill it first with epoxy putty, but make sure to apply it gently – not too much and not too little. Let it dry thoroughly after.
Paint the Frame with Rust Remover
This prevents immediate rusting on the surface. This is a very important task to do before painting the whole frame again. Let it dry well after- usually 24 hours.
Paint the Frame Now with the Color of Your Choice
Make sure to use a metal paint, so the paint will adhere and last longer. You should apply it in two coats or as directed and make sure to dry one layer first before starting the second one.
After completing the steps as stated, you can then enjoy your old steel windows, which are looking good as new. No one will surely notice that it is still the old frame you had.