My black side iron gate looks rather worn. How do I repaint the gate?
Is it paint or is it some form of black oil stain that is on it? See
picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/54230006@N07/7262596138 /.
Should I use brush or rollers?
Thanks for any tips!
You will not be able to duplicate that finish, it looks like
a powder coated factory applied enamel finish...
You have some rust to deal with which you should remove
and spot prime before painting...
What is that white residue all over the latch side of the gate?
Is there something above which is draining/running off onto
the gate ?
On 5/27/2012 2:14 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Oxidized paint or lime deposit from sprinkler? Oxidized paint might
come off with rubbing compound. Does the haze lie on area with most sun
exposure? I don't see rust; if there is rust, rub/sand it out, used
rusty metal primer and repaint. You can rough the rest of the surface
(to repaint), use a brush and Rustoleum enamel. Should last a good while.
It is an outdoor gate, I would use no less than either
a marine grade epoxy paint and the proper prep if you
do it yourself...
You could also look into having a company come
remove the gate, sandblast it down to bare metal
and reapply a powder coat enamel finish at their
paint booth... Looks like the gate unbolts from
the footings and the hinges from the walls...
You won't be able to achieve that kind of finish
in the field...
Krylon mountain view color, indoor outdoor acrylic paint sprays are like
enamel auto paints without the hardener required. I thought mountain view
looked similar to the pic. Do you have to do both sides. Might take 4-5
You could go with paint rollers and outdoor latex, if yo have no rust.
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