On Jul 10, 1:38 am, Kat Rabun <katspianostudio...@Use-Author-Supplied-
House paints are latex and not the most rust resistant for metal,
rustoleum is a good brand, epoxy would be even better, has it been
rusting for 15 years, tanks do rust through and leak. Go to a real
paint store Sherwin William paint is probaly used on more commercial
metal than any other brand.
On Sat, 10 Jul 2010 07:25:24 -0400, Jim Elbrecht wrote:
You mean this one?
or this one?
It can but you really want a good paint this time because it's a fairly
awkward job and a better (oil based) paint will last longer. Like the
others said, get every spec of rust off with a wire 'dremmel' (need not be
named that, you want an electric drill with the wire brush attachment to
make this go fast and do NOT skip the safety goggles! Flying rust bts in
your eyes are very bad juju). Light colored paints only. Optimal is white
or silver as others have said. A hot tank will release it's load on you
through the safety valve. This is why in hot climate spots, they often have
a little roof shed over them, open at the sides but shading it.
Grin, I have indeed seen ones with designs. Done in very light pastels on
white. The cutest one was painted white with a little pale pastel pink
'piggy' outline with silver 'toenails' on the 'legs'. It's fine to dress it
up a little as long as you stick to very light shades. Check the links
below then call your propane supplier who will know the rules for your area.
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