Iron platform bed – Whether an old iron platform bed is simple or ornate, it carries a rich history in its old worn out surface. The quality of the iron changed after the mid-1800 s due to the Industrial Revolution. The one-of -a-kind handmade beds of sand-cast molds disappeared and today’s mass-produced iron beds appeared. Take an old iron bed back to its original beauty with little color and love.
Clean the surface of the iron platform bed with a general cleaning. An old toothbrush can come in handy here as a good crevice cleaner. Then remove old paint and rust. There are several ways to approach the paint removal. Its liquid paint stripper designed to take color from a metal surface. These require protective equipment such as gloves, masks and protective clothing. Use a little hard work, steel wool, sandpaper and plastic scrapers to remove any paint. To have beautiful iron platform bed sandblasted is another choice for paint removal, but this type of surgery is not available in all areas and may not be an option for you.
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Prime the surface of the iron platform bed with an anti-trust primer before painting. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions and recommended drying times. Rust begins to appear within 48 hours of rust, so it’s a good idea to get the primer is applied even if you cannot paint it directly.