Greenhouses forum: GH upkeep

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Aug 16, 2014 1:39 PM CST
I am in the process of painting all my wire shelving in the two GH's. I did the "Orchids Only" GH last week and now am doing the shelves in the "Everything Else" GH. Since the wire shelves were white, I am painting them with Exterior White Enamel (latex). Now that they have begun to show some rust where the welds are, I guess this will be an every-year event.
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Name: James
Fabens,TX (Zone 8a)
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Txtea
Aug 16, 2014 6:13 PM CST
Ken, try a coat of kilz first it stops the bleeding of rust.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Aug 16, 2014 7:58 PM CST
Thanks, James. Believe me, in a GH, with high humidity and constant watering, it makes little difference. Rust will occur regardless what I use to (try to) prevent it. I will just re-coat every summer.
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Aug 16, 2014 8:05 PM CST
Ken, I agree
Kilz just won't stop rust... the only way to really stop it is to sand down to the bare metal and then paint. And even then... We have a problem with rusting on our hot-water-heat radiators, every few years we take everything apart and sand down and repaint. It is what it is, I guess!
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Aug 16, 2014 8:07 PM CST
Yep.
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