Day 4 of my 21 day challenge and today I finished the big steel box I started yesterday, the big, smelly, rusty steel box….
It was filled with foam and red back spiders.. and a familiar childhood smell, for me anyway… the smell of animal skins drying… a fond childhood memory, but not a smell I want to take inside…. So a good scrub and a lot of rust treatment took most of the afternoon, so this day three project, became day fours project….
24 hours of drying and a pressure wash later the rust is stabilized and the smell is gone, almost….. 3 coats of paint inside to seal it completely and make it usable…
Tricks of trade time…. A kitchen scouring pad, and some cheap canola oil…. and scrub like a mad thing… It leaves the industrial finish and treats the rust, leave for a few hours and wash down with a warm water and mild soap mix…. When dry put a bit of WD-40 on a clean rag and buff the exterior….