There are many instances you will need to paint metallic surfaces, either indoors or outdoors. This process is entirely different from painting any wooden surfaces. In a case where the metal is not created, there is a need to take off any rust. For you to achieve this, you have to scrape or sand the surface with a wire brush, then clean and get rid of any grease and dirt. Follow these steps below to achieve better results when painting a metal surfaces:
Like all other painting jobs, preparation can make or spoil your outcome. If the metal has been painted earlier, it is important to get rid of any long-standing, loose paint for full adhesion of the new coat. You can get rid of loose paint with a scraping tool. Meanwhile, with metal surfaces, you will also get to deal with rust, which can bring a stain to your paint job if you do not take care of this problem.
Spray Paint The Metal With Primer:
After all the flaky paint is being removed, you are set to paint. For wrought iron or steel in a severe condition you should make use of a primer. If you choose to spray paint, prevent windy days and shake the can for no less than two minutes before using it. Make use of light even coats to cover the metal and slowly construct up the layers while you are spraying and make sure the steel is evenly protected.
Use A Brush To Paint Your Metal
For those who plan to use a brush in painting a metal surface, stir the paint well and transfer into a new container. This will make sure the paint does not dry on the lip of the tin of paint; this will prevent the lid from fitting accurately. You can have the enamel paint tinted to the colour you desire. Avoid putting an excessive amount of paint on your brush or it will run or drip on the ground.
Apply The Second Coat
Apply a second coat to make sure your painting looks beautiful. Make sure you leave the first coat to dry for a while before applying the second coat, this will make the second coat stay glued when applying. After applying the second coat, leave it to dry.
Clean you brush
Clean your brush with turpentine after painting, so it’s ready for your next job
Adding a finishing touch to your home requires you to restore and protect you metalwork through painting.