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jmb57
03-24-2011, 03:03 AM
Hi
i have come across an old W& N paintbox which needs a bit of work to restore.
it is one of those fold up aluminium (?) models that has a top lid and fold out lid for mixing. it works fine.
the old pans i will replace with new ones.
the inside is rough, has a little bit of rust and needs to be restored with a coat of paint, i am thinking appliance paint (for fridges etc)
anyway, just wondering if anyone here has restored an old paintbox, and if you have any suggestions.
i think it will do up nicely....if i do it properly and dont get impatient!!!
thanks
janine

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Yorky
03-24-2011, 05:30 AM
I think you are on the right lines, it sure has seen service.

Doug

jmb57
03-24-2011, 05:56 AM
so you think that appliance paint is the way to go?

laudesan
03-24-2011, 06:05 AM
Hi Janine, sand the paint box with a fine grit sandpaper to remove the loose rust, then paint a coat of Rustkill (http://www.wattyl.com.au/DIY/Pages/killrust.aspx) on it. I know you can buy a small container of it at Bunnings.. You can then spray it with a can of enamel paint. I think there is a little of that Rustkill here, I will get my housemate to have a look tomorrow, and let you know.

jmb57
03-24-2011, 06:44 AM
thanks jj, i hadnt thought of the rustkill!!
looks like a trip to bunnings alright

Neeman
03-24-2011, 02:12 PM
The paintbox look just fine, nothing to do except use it

All it lacks is mixed paints in the mixing wells

jmb57
03-25-2011, 01:18 AM
thanks neeman, appreciate your comments.

Bobar57
03-26-2011, 02:13 AM
Rustkill or RustOleum,then sand a bit and enamel spray paint on it.As new.

Bob

jmb57
03-27-2011, 01:25 AM
thanks all
i am off to the hardware store right now
janine

ingegerd
03-27-2011, 07:27 AM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cathy-johnson/2377366491/in/set-72157604173444404/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cathy-johnson/2386180540/in/set-72157604173444404/

jmb57
03-27-2011, 08:16 AM
ingegerd,
thanks very much for those links, just the thing.

jmb57
03-27-2011, 08:25 AM
wow, it looks pretty good after the restoring.
pity i dont have that sanding machine....i just have sandpaper and it is so hard getting into the corners.
anywya, i will see if that centre piece actually does come out
thanks again
janine

ingegerd
03-27-2011, 10:20 AM
You could try scraping the corners with a knife or a chisel.

jmb57
03-28-2011, 04:19 AM
thanks for the idea