These days you will find a wide variety of different metal paints on the market. Consumers are spoilt for choice with many paint manufacturers supplying metal paints in spray cans, large 10 litre plastic containers or in an assortment of tin sizes and colors. Metal paints are commonly used in industries to coat items such as furniture, electronics, toys, vehicles, boats, aircraft and a myriad of consumer products.
If you are a handy DIY person, there are many things to consider before you begin your metal roof painting project apart from how much money you are likely to save
These days painting any metal surface is not all that daunting provided you have the proper products, equipment and have carried out the required preparation.
In fact, you can get a first-rate professional finish with little difficulty simply by applying your imagination and creativity by using a good quality colorful metal paint to freshen up a wide range of metal appliances, furniture, sheds, balustrades, cabinets, pipes, tools and other objects.
Applying metal roof paint these days is generally a simple task if you have the right equipment and know-how. There are also some specially formulated good quality long lasting acrylic roof coatings available that can be easily brushed, rolled or sprayed onto new metal roofing without a primer, although it may be necessary to ensure new roofing has properly “weathered” before the paint is applied. Generally, a roof that has been “weathered” will help the paint to adhere and bond better than a shiny new metallic roof. If unsure it is suggested you seek professional advice.
When applying metal spray paint to a piece of furniture ensure the paint you are going to use is meant to be used on a metal surface. A gloss enamel with a built in sealer primer would be my preference as this type of paint is best to protect the surface from corrosion.
Before applying metal paint it is common to use a good quality primer or sealer to stop any future problem with corrosion. Some very good metallic paints that are available today have built in primer.