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.

Listen to the embedded audio clip for the complete segment!

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

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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