Fall is a great time for restoration projects

As the trees are transforming the outside world into a landscape of beautiful bright reds, yellows and orange hues, it’s a perfect time for a restoration project that will make your inside world beautiful. Why not restore some old lockers?

Bonnie, our 7th and final "CLR 101 Uses" contest winner from Houston, Texas, writes:

I love old school lockers and years of wear can make them rust. CLR is the best at bringing out the beauty and making them look brand new. Thanks, CLR!

Restoring old lockers not only provides a great way to keep your home neat and organized. And they can also help give any room a unique personality. Use them to store clothes and toys in a child’s bedroom, office supplies, or shoes/coats and jackets in a front hall or mudroom. And with CLR® and some spray paint, you can save hundreds, or even thousands of dollars by restoring them yourself. 

Things you will need:

  • CLR® Calcium, Lime, Rust Remover
  • Brush, cloth or sponge
  • Rubber or latex gloves
  • Warm water and a bucket
  • Spray paint


Let’s get started:

  1. In a well-ventilated area, mix equal amounts of CLR® and warm water. Never mix CLR with other household cleaners or bleach.
  2. Scrub the surfaces with the CLR/Water solution with a brush, cloth, or sponge. After 2-3 minutes, rinse with cold water.
  3. If you see that the surface is pitted and you’re looking for a smooth furniture-quality finish, you may want to use a sanding sponge and repeat step #2.
  4. After the surface is dry, spray paint with your favorite color or colors. Choosing a paint that includes primer would ensure your lockers will be looking good for years.
  5. Enjoy your newly restored locker!

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