Painting Exterior metal

When doing exterior metal work, there are a lot of elements to consider. Here we look at six different substrates finishes when doing exterior metal:

  1. New – If the surface is not primed, sand surface with scouring pad or sandpaper. Rinse with clean water. Apply one coat Panache Anti-corrosive metal primer (Apply two coats when in a coastal area) Apply one coat Panache Universal undercoat. Apply Two coats Panache Roof acrylic, Water based Polyglo or Panache water based, or solvent based High gloss enamel.
  2. Previously painted and sound – Sand surface with scouring pad and liquid sugar soap solution. Rinse with clean water. Apply one coat Panache Universal undercoat. Apply Two coats Panache Roof acrylic, Water based Polyglo or Panache water based, or solvent based High gloss enamel.
  3. Flaking – Apply paint stripper to all areas that are still adhering. Remove all paint. Degrease the surface with a scouring pad and galvanised iron cleaner. Rinse with clean water; apply one coat Panache Anti-corrosive metal primer (two coats in coastal areas). Apply one coat Panache Universal undercoat, followed by two coats Panache Roof acrylic, water based Polyglo or Panache water based, or solvent based High gloss enamel.
  4. Rust – Sand the surface with a scouring pad and galvanised iron cleaner. Rinse with clean water. Apply two coats of Panache anti-corrosive metal primer, followed by two coats Panache Roof acrylic, water based Polyglo or Panache water based, or solvent based High gloss enamel.
  5. Fading – Sand the surface with a scouring pad and sugar soap solution, rinse with clean water. Apply one coat Panache Universal undercoat followed by two coats Panache Roof acrylic, Water based Polyglo or Panache water based, or solvent based High gloss enamel.
  6. Chalking – Sand the surface with a scouring pad and sugar soap solution, rinse with clean water. Apply one coat Panache Universal undercoat, followed by two coats Panache Roof acrylic, water based Polyglo or Panache water based or solvent based High gloss enamel.

Happy Painting!