Originally Posted by Rangerdrvr59
Looks like the steps were not properly prepped before they were painted. They need to be sandblasted so there is no rust, primed n then painted.
I certainly agree with this recommendation. If, however, your looking for a simpler solution, I hardily recommend to following.
1) Pick up a spray can of Rustolium "Rust Reformer" at your big box store.
2)Remove as much of the peeling paint as you can.
3) Do not remove or sand the rust, simply spray the Rust Reformer OVER the rust, let dry and spray with topcoat paint.
PS- Feathering the edges where the paint has pealed off before final topcoat will give you a much nicer looking job.