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Rust on screen door

Tracey79
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Rust on screen door

We're starting to get rust on our external security door. Could we get the door re-sprayed, or even do it ourselves? Would we have to strip it back first?

Community Manager Jason
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Re: Rust on screen door

Welcome to Workshop @Tracey79.

 

Would you be able to take a photo of the door so community members would be able to see what you are working with?

 

Thanks,

 

Jason

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Tracey79
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Re: Rust on screen door

Here's some photos.

 

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BIM_Engineer
Valued Contributor

Re: Rust on screen door

Hi @Tracey79
Welcome to the community and thanks for the photos
The quality of the repair will depend on a number of factors namely
The environmental conditions ie coastal, is the door near a pool or spa?
How much do you you want to spend on the repairs?
How long do you want it to last?
When it comes to durability an important consideration is replacement cost vs maintenance
Unfortunately a case of More info is required in order to give a considered solution
darylhewston
Super Contributor

Re: Rust on screen door

@Tracey79

 

Hi Tracey,

It looks like moisture has gotten in under the powder coating, so it would have to be removed.  The easiest and probably long term solution would be to get the door sand blasted and re-powder coated.

 

If you want to do it yourself, then remove the door.  Remove the mesh.  Using a grinder and flap disc, remove all material off the frame.  Use a rust converter to stop the rust process.  Prime and paint the frame with a good external spray paint. Reinstall the mesh and re-hang the door.

 

Personally, I would go with the sand blasting option.

 

Cheers

Daryl

Tracey79
New Contributor

Re: Rust on screen door

Thanks for the replies. We're not in a coastal area and the door is not near a pool or spa. However, it does get a bit of rain on it when the wind is blowing in certain directions. 

 

Hoping to keep it because the design matches the front door. It sounds like its not a DIY job. I will have a look at companies that could re powder coat it. Thanks again. 

BIM_Engineer
Valued Contributor

Re: Rust on screen door

@Tracey79
Thanks for the reply It may well be the door wasn't properly surface treated correctly in the first instance?
Since you aren't in extreme environmental conditions you might want to get a quote for sand blasting, priming , painting/powder coating,etc,.
Alternately, it would be much cheaper to do as Daryl suggested.

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