Step 1 Cut each drum into 3 sections. Use base sections for this project and reserve top sections for other projects.
Step 2 Wearing safety gear, use grinding disc to level cut surface and remove undulations. Follow this with buffing disc to remove any burrs or sharp edges.
Step 3 Paint inside base of drum using exterior acrylic. Once dry, paint outside and inside walls of drum with rust base – you will need to apply this base coat twice.
Step 4 When base coat is dry, apply rust solution. Apply first coat generously over all surfaces. For final coat, allow to dribble in some places so effect is more natural. Rust will appear within 24 hours.
Step 5 Drill 2 holes in base of each drum using a 6mm metal drill bit. These clearance holes should be positioned at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock. Hold drum where you would like it positioned and mark location of holes on the wall.
Step 6 If fixing to brick or masonry, use hammer drill to drill 8mm hole at each mark, deep enough to take wall plug. Hammer each plug into place before screwing drum to wall using galvanised hex-head screws.