08:12AM | 09/09/02
Member Since: 09/08/02
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I have metal gutters with some small rust stains on them but no holes. I want to paint the outside of the gutter a different color. How do I clean the rust off and do I/what type of primer should I use?

Tom Hanrahan

03:34PM | 01/03/03
Member Since: 12/28/02
24 lifetime posts
I clean off rust with one of those rotary brush attachments that go in your drill.

Then prime with Rustoleum metal primer and paint with latex or oil base paint.

I would be sure to check the inside of the gutter to see if the rust hasn't started there.


08:37PM | 01/22/03
Member Since: 01/03/03
97 lifetime posts
this could be more trouble than it's worth, check out a local seamless gutter installer and see what they would charge for a whole new gutter system usually it is fairly decent priced.
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