Hi all, Just some advise as to the best way to try and fix a rusted door frame that is near the shower screen in the bathroom. It’s been like this for some time now and would appreciate some advise as to what I can do to remove the rust and maybe paint over it? Thank you for your ideas. There is a photo below and I have started scratching off the rust with a great bbq tool!!
Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community. It's wonderful to have you join us, and thank you for sharing your question about fixing a rusted door frame.
You're doing well with the barbecue tool. I usually suggest using a Trojan Wire Brush With Scraper. Your main objective is to get rid of as much rust as you can. Once you've removed as much rust as you can, you can then begin the repair process. However, you'll notice that the rust is concentrated in that one small area. Perhaps there is a leak occurring or water from the shower pools in that area. Whatever the case may be that leak has to be addressed to prevent rust from forming again.
To begin repairing the area you'll need to sand all of the rust off. I suggest using White Knight 0.125L Rust Guard Rust Converter to neutralize the rust. If a hole has occurred on the steel, I recommend using Turbo 500ml Metal Builders Bog apply as needed. The bog can be shaped to the size that's needed and can be sanded down. Once the bog is dry, I suggest using White Knight Rust Guard 400g Grey SLS Etch Primer Spray Paint. When the primer dries off, I suggest painting the area with White Knight Rust Guard Gloss White Epoxy Enamel Paint - 0.25L tinted to the same colour as your door frame.
To get the same colour as your door frame you will need to bring a paint chip not smaller than a ten-cent coin. The paint specialist at the store will use that paint chip to mix a batch of paint that is the same colour as your door frame.
My number one reminder for this project is to make sure to mask off the areas that you don't want to get grey primer on. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to post them.
If you need further assistance, please let us know.
Hi Eric, thank you for your detailed solution. I really appreciate you assisting me with this matter. You have be very helpful.
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