K.N. asks from Hinesville, GA on February 26, 2009
Rust on Stove
Good Morning Moms!!! You all have helped so many people so i thought i would give it a shot. We own a house and our tenant before she moved out put easy off on top of the stove instead of only in the oven. This made the top of the stove rust. I have not seen it for my own eyes but from what i am told it isn't pretty. Im traveling down there to look at my home, clean it and paint it. Any suggestions on how to get the rust off???
So What Happened?™
Thank You all for your help. SO i tried the least expensive route first since i knew i had to buy soap pads/steel wool. THat made it look 100 times better. Again thank you so much
J.L. answers from Altoona on February 26, 2009
Depends on how bad the rust is. If it's surface rust, then it's not much of a big deal, and will come off pretty easily. If it's pitted and oxidized past the paint, then you won't have an easy time of it. Commercial rust removers can be found at your local Home Depot, Lowes, etc.
If the rust is deep, you can 'sand' it off with steel wool. Get two grades, one kind of course, one extra fine, and use the course first, then the fine for finish and touch up.
It will now be shiny metal and will need to be sealed with a primer and then coated with appliance paint.
All of which can also be found at your local home improvement store.
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D.P. answers from Pittsburgh on February 26, 2009
Maybe try SOS steel wool/soap pads.
B.D. answers from Lancaster on February 27, 2009
K.L. answers from Scranton on February 27, 2009
You are so lucky to know that he is the love of your life. Back to the stove, "Bar Keepers" removes rust. You will find it in same place a Ajax or Comet. I once removed all the rust from my 10speed Bike that sat outside for a year! Good luck.