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Rust bleeding through paint
January 26, 2014 in Design Dilemma
About 4 months ago we had our patio posts and iron redone. The contractor was an iron worker, as he put in new decorative iron. That being said, he insisted on iron posts for the patio. He told me rust would not be an issue, as he would use a good primer and paint to finish it. After about 2 months, rust began bleeding through the paint. I attached two pics. The first shows the work in progress. Some of the posts are already primed, but notice the unprimed post. If you look closely, you can notice some light, powdery surface rust. I don't think that was removed before they were primed as you can see in the second picture the rust bleeding through the finished product. Any advice or ideas from someone who understands rust and how to control it, would be helpful. Thanks in advance.