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Paint a metal railing
Many exterior stair landings of older homes have metal railings that provide a sturdy barrier and firm gripping surface to assure safe footing. But when the painted surface becomes chipped at high-use areas or rust forms from corrosion, the metal needs a good paint job to restore its good looks. A thorough scraping, priming and fresh topcoat of paint will add a protective finish for years to come.
By Gene and Katie Hamilton, Tribune Media Services
September 30, 2013