Glidden Brush Ups: Nail Rust - Home Decorating & Painting Advice

Glidden Brush Ups: Nail Rust

Q: What is Nail Rust?

A: Rust spots on exterior paint surface caused by using non-galvanized nails.  

It may look something like this:


Q: How do I fix it?

A: Sand to remove rust, then countersink the nailheads and fill uneven areas with putty. Finally, retouch or repaint with high-quality latex exterior paint.

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