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What type of paint do you use on metal
Aug 25th, 2019, 5:14pm
 
I read acrylic paint is bet is that true?
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Re: What type of paint do you use on metal
Reply #1 - Aug 26th, 2019, 8:55am
 
No. There are specialist paints for metal such as Hammerite, if you want to use a traditional paint finish you would need to use a metal primer first but even then I would think you would be better with an oil based paint rather than a water based one.
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Re: What type of paint do you use on metal
Reply #2 - Sep 11th, 2019, 6:16pm
 
What sort of metal?

It can be hard to paint galvanised steel - it pools up like putting water on wax. Even primer recommended for it proved tricky.
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