How To Remove Rust

Learn 3 ways to remove rust and 2 ways to prevent rust from coming back

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Cordless drill
  • Angle grinder
  • Bucket
  • Dust mask
  • Hearing protection
  • Wire brush
  • Orbital sander
  • Paint scraper
  • Paint tray
  • Rags
  • Safety glasses
  • Sanding block
  • Paintbrush

You'll also need grinder accessories for stripping, sanding and wire brushing, a detail sander, stripping discs and wire wheels for a drill, leather gloves and rubber gloves.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Sandpaper
  • Chemical rust removers
  • Rust converter
  • Metal primer
  • Metal paint