I've been getting letters from my Homeowner's Association about my violations of the Community Covenants and Declarations to keep my painted stuff painted. And I have TEN DAYS to correct the very very offensive offending wrought iron fence.
So..........here it is, the problem that is making our neighborhood look bad.
I agree, it could use some paint, but really we are talking over a thousand dollars of paint and labor here as this fence is 65 feet long and I think it needs to get a little, well actually a LOT worse before I spend that much money to paint it. I mean you can't even see it from the street. You can see it from the sidewalk if you really pay attention, and you can absolutely see it from a couple of inches away. Really, give me a break.
So I am going to do a self repair until I feel it is bad enough to warrant the concern they have for it. I am going out tomorrow, brush off the top layer of each rust spot and give it a squirt of SPRAY PAINT and voila, painted fence, no rust. Probably won't exactly match, but YEP IT WILL BE PAINTED :) and they can shut the hell up!