Originally Posted by SmittyJonz
I'd probally just scrub it with soap n water and scrub brush on a stick since it's unlined and only has rust inhibitor on it then finish building it and move on to "Seasoning" It.
Oops, too late, lol :) I had a bunch of old rotten fence pickets to burn up anyways so it worked out well. All the nasty chemicals were burnt off from the exterior paint--smelled pretty bad.
I am thinking about seasoning inside and out and not painting it or I might get it powder coated with high temp powder--I know a guy that can powder coat affordably.