Whether it’s a metal fence or gate, frequently used gardening tools or the everyday trailer that sees some hard use; rust will likely pop up sooner or later. Generally, just slapping a coat of paint over it is the worst thing you can do as it allows the problem to worsen under the surface. But Killrust paint will help to eliminate the problem and keep it from returning.
What you’ll need for a Killrust paintjob
Step 1 - Starting With Prep Work
Identify any areas of loose rust or flaking paint and clean them up with a wire brush or wire wheel. While you’re at it, roughen up the rest of the piece with the same wire brush or wheel, and use the 400 grit sandpaper over any already painted surfaces so that your fresh paint has a solid surface to stick to.
If the object is particularly dirty, give it a wash and scrub with a brush. Allow it to dry, and then go over with the wax and grease remover and a cloth until a clean cloth shows no further sign of contaminants.
Make sure to mask any potential overspray areas around the metal.
Step 2 - Priming and Painting
When painting bare steel or iron surfaces, you can skip the primer and go straight for the top coat. Killrust paints can be used on aluminium, brass, copper, stainless steel, zinc, lead and painted surfaces as well. This is where you must ensure you use primer first. Prime the piece and allow four hours drying time before continuing.
Once the primer has been allowed to dry, the first layer of Killrust Enamel Top Coat can be applied. The paint will be touch dry in two hours, but allow 24 hours before applying subsequent coats.
Allowing this drying time will prevent the paint from crazing. Also keep in mind that the true level of gloss won’t present itself until after the second coat has dried completely.
The hard work is done!
Before using the object or fastening it in place, allow another 24 hours for the final coat to properly cure. This will ensure it stays looking amazing and protected from further rusting as long as possible.
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