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August 14, 2011 7:32 PM Subscribe
What is the best (easiest and cheapest) way to fix up rusty metal cabinets?
posted by unannihilated to home & garden (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
There are metal cabinets in my bathroom that would be perfect for towels. But the insides are rusty and gross, particularly along seams and corners. What's the best way to make them usable? Paint? Should I try to get the rust off first or just paint over the stuff? Contact paper?
I rent. They did not paint the cabinets last time they painted. They may or may not do it if I ask. I'm not averse to painting them myself if they won't. (I highly doubt they'd notice if I painted the inside of a cabinet.) What kind of paint should I use? (I prefer cheap and easy since I'm doing their fix up work for them.)