DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Painting Forum > Rusty Nail Heads Bleeding Thru




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-18-2011, 07:34 AM  
kok328
Supporting Member
HRT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Grand Blanc, MI
Posts: 2,147
Liked 94 Times on 83 Posts
Likes Given: 60

Default Rusty Nail Heads Bleeding Thru

I built a small deck and when I nailed down the deck boards I used hot-dipped, galvanized, spiral shank nails. Shortly after that, the nail heads started bleeding rust around the nail/nail holes and turning the area orange/brown.
I'm about to repaint this deck and was wondering if there is anything I can do to prevent the rust from bleeding back thru.
The first painting, I used Kilz primer and exterior latex paint.



__________________
kok328 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-18-2011, 07:51 AM  
joecaption
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hartfield VA, VA
Posts: 1,361
Liked 37 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

The new pressure treated wood has to have ACQ approved fastners. You should have used Ceramic coated deck screws or Stainless steel screws. Galvinized will rust off inside the wood in just a few years and snap off.
Pressure treated wood should never be painted unless your a fan of sanding and painting every year. Use soild color stain instead, it can be tinted any color that paint can be tinted.
If there's any mold on the deck it must be killed first.



__________________
joecaption is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-18-2011, 01:01 PM  
kok328
Supporting Member
HRT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Grand Blanc, MI
Posts: 2,147
Liked 94 Times on 83 Posts
Likes Given: 60

Default

Thanks for the tips but, how do I correct the problem now ?
The paint is still intact after 2 years of application and the nails seem to be holding fine.
I'm repainting it because I'm going with a different color.
I know tinted stain is useless on a painted surface.

__________________
kok328 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-18-2011, 09:16 PM  
oldognewtrick
Moderator
HRT_MODERATOR.png
 
oldognewtrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 4,428
Liked 326 Times on 274 Posts
Likes Given: 111

Default

KOK, sometimes when you can't change an outcome the only thing left to do is change the way you feel about the outcome.

Short of taking up the deck boards I don't think there's much you can do except live learn to live with it. Ask me how I know...

__________________
oldognewtrick is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-19-2011, 09:33 PM  
nealtw
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: vancouver, b.c.
Posts: 8,951
Liked 682 Times on 611 Posts
Likes Given: 1202

Default

Sometime when you hammer on these nails the treatment will chip off and they rust, 2 things you might try #1 set the nails and fill the holes #2 sand and paint the nail heads with a metal primer and metal paint before staining the deck.

__________________
nealtw is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-27-2011, 07:10 PM  
kok328
Supporting Member
HRT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Grand Blanc, MI
Posts: 2,147
Liked 94 Times on 83 Posts
Likes Given: 60

Default

Thanks nealtw, I went with option #2.
Small deck took about an hour, used a dremel tool and some rustoleum touch up paint in a little bottle with cap brush.

__________________
kok328 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-27-2011, 07:45 PM  
nealtw
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: vancouver, b.c.
Posts: 8,951
Liked 682 Times on 611 Posts
Likes Given: 1202

Default

What counts is what it looks like in a year or two,good luck.



__________________
nealtw is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
painting rusty metal gokart14 Painting Forum 10 06-05-2011 01:33 PM
HELP! The windows are bleeding onto my siding whyme Roofing and Siding 0 02-18-2009 11:35 AM
My name is Rusty, and I'm a renovator. Gaurick Introductions 1 02-01-2009 07:09 AM
Sinking Sprinkler heads - HELP! try2diy General Home Improvement Discussion 1 06-21-2007 11:44 AM