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Painting an antique (1920) cast iron outdoor garden urn

Posted by John L. Morgan III on February 24th, 2003 10:19 AM

I bought a rather large, somewhat rusted, antique garden urn made of cast iron for my wife. It dates to about 1920 and, to my knowldege, has been outdoors the entire time. Initially I wanted to wire brush it, sand,prime and paint with Rustoleum but am having second thoughts.

My question is: Since it is an antique and made of cast iron, will I damage it by wire brushing, sanding, priming and painting or should I leave it as is, rusted and in need of a paint job, to rust away in the garden? Also, the urn's value be reduced if it is painted?

What should I do?


Richmond, Va.

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