Originally Posted by SoonToRetire
... unless you are Nords or are in Florida in which case you can look now.
I guess this is like when I make fun of you guys for "winterizing" your houses & cars!
My advice would be to throw away the rusty lanai furniture and buy something of powder-coated aluminum. The home-improvement stores & Costco are starting to get them at affordable prices.
But if you really enjoy watching chemical reactions (I have a chemistry BS) then you can also try Loctite's Extend rust neutralizer
. They advise "Paint over the area with an oil-based paint. Do not use a latex-based paint because it will peel off or bleed through." And ya gotta love a compound that warns in boldface on the label "RUST MUST BE PRESENT FOR PRODUCT TO WORK!"
We have 17-year-old wrought-iron welded security grilles over the jalousies (and behind the landscaping) of a rental home. They get soaked in the rain (and sprinklers), covered with dirt from the tradewinds, and rarely see the sunlight (they even occasionally sport moss). Sandblasting, scraping, wire-brushing, sanding, and naval jelly are not an option because jalousies aren't airtight and the grilles are only removable with a reciprocating saw. So every five or six years we foam-brush a coat of Extend over them and just let the chemical do its thing. It gives the grilles a delightful old brown-black bumpy tropical patina that goes well with the landscaping (without killing plants like naval jelly might) and the grilles look better than the trim boards they're screwed into. We also don't bother with any kind of paint... we just keep painting over the old coats of Extend.
It used to be available only at auto-parts stores (it greatly "Extend-ed" the life of our first two cars) but the website claims
that it's available at just about every home-improvment & big-box store.