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Painting over bare metal?

Post by Davidss on January 25th 2012, 4:07 am

Hey so I am building a trailer and need to paint it as quick, cheap, and easy as possible. I know rustoleum will work over bare metal but a primer is reccomended. I would assume you would get a better looking finish with primer but in this application I don't really care what it looks like. It just needs to hold up.

Who has had experience with rustoleum over bare metal?
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Post by 63Falconconvert on January 25th 2012, 9:21 am

I have done it many times on trailers and things like that where I wasn't concerned about the finish. I put on a very thin first coat, let it tack up for an hour or so and then brush on a somewhat heavy coat and you should be good to go. Make sure the metal is clean of rust and oil/grease.
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Post by retired plumber on January 28th 2012, 8:52 pm

I like primer first but 63falcon is right. His way works good also.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on January 30th 2012, 5:12 pm

Priming is always the best way to go then you will know for sure your paint will have good adhersion. Painting right on to bare metal is always a crap shoot. Sometimes it works and sometimes it don't.
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