Metal Painting

How to paint Metal surface?

Painting is a job that gifts life to the painted surface and makes it visually pleasing to look at, while providing the needed protection and durability. When it comes to painting metal surfaces, many forget that there are several things to keep in mind before you proceed. In this post we are explaining everything about metal painting.

What is the right way to paint a metal surface?

There are several steps involved when it comes to painting a metal surface. After all, it adds color and makes it vibrant, also hiding any imperfections such as dents or scratches. However, it is essential to select the right type of paint for the job.

  • Selecting the correct type of paint:

When it comes to a metallic surface, there are only two types of paints that can practically be used. They are Oil paints and Anti-Corrosive paints. (insert references). However, the best option would be to opt for an anti-corrosive paint.

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Corrosion is a severe problem affecting the life of articles made of steel or iron. Since paints are devised for protecting metal surfaces, it is broadly believed and also misunderstood that all oil-based paints are anti-corrosive paints, but it is not true as not all oil-based paints are anti-corrosive.

Most oil-based paints such as plastic paints are merely just a layer or film over the metal surface that provides it protection from scratches, however, it cannot withstand the effect of moisture and the various gaseous compounds in the atmosphere.

This is why you should opt for anti-corrosive paints when it comes to painting metal surfaces. Corrosion resistant coatings protect metal components against degradation due to moisture, salt spray, oxidation or exposure to a variety of environmental or industrial chemicals. All Anti-corrosive paints have an anti-corrosion coating that allows for added protection of metal surfaces and acts as a barrier between the surface and corrosive elements.

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This is why you should opt for anti-corrosive paints when it comes to painting metal surfaces. Corrosion resistant coatings protect metal components against degradation due to moisture, salt spray, oxidation or exposure to a variety of environmental or industrial chemicals. All Anti-corrosive paints have an anti-corrosion coating that allows for added protection of metal surfaces and acts as a barrier between the surface and corrosive elements.

Why use Anti-corrosion paints?

Anti-corrosive paints all have the ability of drying quickly and hardening. These make it optimal for usage on metallic surfaces.

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Most oil-based paints such as plastic paints (insert ref) are merely just a layer or film over the metal surface that provides it protection from scratches, however, it cannot withstand the effect of moisture and the various gaseous compounds in the atmosphere.

  • Materials and tools used for Metal Painting:

When it comes to painting a metal surface, it is always necessary to keep a note of what are the materials that will be required to do so.

Wire brush

A Sandpaper

– Drop cloth

– Clean cotton cloths

– Spray primer

– Spray paint

– Protective gear (safety glasses and dust mask

All of the above materials are essential to the painting process. However, if you are opting for a painting service, then these would be procured by them directly and you wouldn’t need to worry a bit.

  • The Process of applying Metal Paint:

Firstly, the paints have to be mixed thoroughly before use. Then, they can be applied with the help of a brush, roller or a sprayer, depending on the nature of the metal surface.

It is very important to note that Anti-corrosive paints are not ready-to-use. Solvents have to be added to it, such as benzene or white spirit before application, along with a good quality thinner. If the thinner is of sub-par quality, then there are chances of appearance of various defects on finished paint walls.

  1. Inspection
  2. Removing the dust/Sanding
  3. Metal Primer
  4. Painting

Inspection:

The first step is to inspectthe metal surface before painting. Inspect the metal for cracks and peeling or chipped paint.

Removing the dust/Sanding:

The second step is to remove all the dust on the surface. After removing all rust and old paint, proceed to sanding the metal. Use either a sanding block or a square of fine-grit sandpaper. After sanding the metal, it is better to wipe down the metal surface, to clean all the sanding dust off the surface.

Metal Primer:

Now it is the right time to apply the primer and make the surface smoother than before.

Painting:

Now it’s finally time for paint. Use a brush or roller, or use a spray paint formulated for application on metal. It is better to apply several light coats, letting the paint dry for a few hours between coats.

When it comes to painting, the best quality materials have to be used.At Yes Painter, we only believe in the quality of work and providing the customer a hassle-free experience.

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