Aluminum porch railings – Decorative aluminum porch railings are common architectural pieces found in many historic homes. While the material is strong and robust, the metal is susceptible to rust and normal wear and tear over time. When repairing the aluminum porch railings, you need to check the structural integrity of the railings before beginning any repair work. Often, removing the rust and painting the bars will make it look new. Tighten any loose bolts and screws securing the porch railing. Clean the railing with soap and warm water. Soak the soap with water and dry the iron with clean cloths.
Sand the aluminum porch railings with medium sandpaper 80. Wipe the dust with a sticky cloth. Clean hard rust stains with a wire brush. Clean the iron oxide with vigorous strokes. Clean rails with a damp cloth. Cover the holes in the railing with the epoxy putty stick. Rub the stick over the hole and use your finger to press the putty into the hole. You can find this kind of putty in home improvement stores. Make sure that the putty is reinforced steel for use on metal surfaces.
Sand filled with putty from the holes to make the surface smooth. Clean the dust with the tack cloth. Roll in the aluminum porch railings paint primer with a 3-inch paint roller. Use the brush for cracks and corners. Then you allow the primer to dry for three to six hours. The aluminum porch railings with black oil-based paint. Use a paint roller to apply paint on the long and wide sections of the railing. Use the brush for the corners and crevices. Allow the paint to dry overnight before using the railing.