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How to Get Rid of Rust Stains

Post By Amanda LaForest

No matter how much we may try to avoid it, most metal objects that are left outside will eventually be plagued with rust, from your patio furniture to handrails to gutters. If left unchecked, over time this rust will literally eat away the metal until it collapses. Though this can take years or even decades, you don’t have to let rust damage ruin your metal. Read on to learn how rust forms, and how you can help protect your metal items even after rust has formed.

How Does Rust Form?

Rust, put simply, is the corrosion of a metal from a combination of oxygen and water. Oxygen in the air reacts with moisture on metal surfaces to form oxidation. This is why rust forms more quickly in areas of the country that have a lot of rain and humidity, and also why it is very difficult to prevent. The real problem with rust is that it isn’t a firm coating on metal; it instead flakes away, causing pitting on the surface. This process leads to the weakening of the metal’s structure, which can eventually cause failure or collapse.

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    An Easy Solution

    In order to help you protect your outdoor metal surfaces, we have come up with an easy-to-use and affordable product, our Rust Converter ULTRA. This non-toxic, non-flammable, low-VOC product takes existing rust and transforms it into an inert coating, helping to seal out moisture and preventing future rust and corrosion in order to protect iron and metal surfaces such as patio furniture, automobiles, dumpsters, equipment, railings, and more. Rust Converter ULTRA is an all-in-one surface conditioner and primer that creates a protective polymeric barrier that is weather-proof, and prepares your rusty metal surfaces for a fresh coat of paint. It simplifies prep work, as no scraping, sandblasting or grinding is required before application.

    How to Apply

    Rust Converter ULTRA is ready to use right out the container, no thinning required. One gallon covers about 500 square feet, enough to tackle even large projects. It can be applied with a brush, roller or pump sprayer. To start, remove large rust particles with a wire brush or sandpaper, and clean thoroughly to remove dust, grime, and grease. Shake or stir your Rust Converter ULTRA to mix, and apply two coats to your item. Let it cure for 48 hours, and then apply a quality paint in your choice of color.

    Don’t let rust ruin your outdoor metal items. Give our Rust Converter ULTRA a try, and see how it can help preserve your items for years to come!

     

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