How to Repair Pickets with Rusty Nails

Here’s a question from our 3/23/2019 Today’s Homeowner Radio Show.

Joanne from North Carolina says, “Danny I need advice. I am 70 years old, retired teacher. I want to paint my front porch wooden railing.

“There are some rusty nails that are protruding on some (many, actually) pickets. I want to know how to address this and I want to use a paint/primer paint so I don’t have to put more than one coat.

“I assume I begin by sanding, cleaning, etc. Can you tell me what to do and the best paint?”

We say to use a nail set to recess the nails. Also, use a Dremel tool to cut down as much of the nail as possible before applying putty.

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Read the blog from the 3/23 radio show and listen to the full broadcast here


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