Re­mov­ing rust and paint lay­ers

Period Living - - Maintenance -

Rust and ac­cu­mu­lated lay­ers of paint cause me­tal win­dows to dis­tort, re­sult­ing in leaks and draughts and grad­ual de­te­ri­o­ra­tion, so main­te­nance is vi­tal.

ac­tion:

● Clean off sur­face rust us­ing wire brushes and abra­sive pa­per.

● Ap­ply chem­i­cal paint re­movers and scrape away paint.

● Use peel away poul­tice sys­tems to re­move mul­ti­ple lay­ers of paint.

● Re­mem­ber that hot air guns are in­ef­fec­tive on me­tal as heat is con­ducted away.

● Un­pro­tected me­tal win­dows will quickly ac­cu­mu­late sur­face rust so ap­ply a rust in­hibitor or prim­ing coat as soon as prac­ti­cal.

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