Step 2: Step 1: Clean Your Surface

The first thing that you need to do is clean the sign. The cleaning is very basic and all you really have to do is wipe all of the dust off and get other grime off. You then have to wipe all of that of with your dry towel.  This is one of the easiest parts of the job.
nice job and easy to follow
i would recommend using a stiff wire bruss to get into all the grooves and really get off all the loose flaking paint. I've never used it for this but I would think a high pressure power washer would work well for this as well. <br>you should put a drop cloth down to catch all the paint flakes. <br> <br>it looks like some of the detail elements are screwed on like the top scroll work and the flowers. it would be worth removing these so that you can be sure that you can really get into all areas. <br> <br>with all the rust, you should use a rust neutralizing primer along with heavy duty rust preventing paint. <br> <br>

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