A few years ago, while driving back to work from my lunch break, I spied a very cool but sad looking vintage step stool sitting at the end of someone’s driveway next to their trash. I passed by, but it didn’t take me long to circle around the block and come back to pick up the stool. Unfortunately the step stool stayed untouched for at least 4 years. This time it wasn’t in my garage, I left the sad step stool in the back room of my office. Good thing I’m the only one who goes back there! I finally decided it was time to show this little vintage step stool some love.
The structure of the step stool was in fairly good condition, but COVERED in rust. In some areas thicker than others. I thought about using the old school method and hand sanding the stool like Jeff talked about a few weeks ago (Painting Metal Patio Chairs ) but decided if I tried this avenue I would be sanding for a few months. I also considered using a sand blaster to remove the rust. And while it is a fast effective method, it is not practical for everyone. After much thought I finally decided on a 3M sanding disk that attaches to any drill. Let’s get to it shall we? [Read more...]