02-20-2011 01:16 PM
i have a wraut iron railing in my house that needs re painting.
i dont want to spray it cuse i dont want to go thru masking all
the walls to avoid over spray.i want to hand paint it but avoid
streaking.how do i go about doing this to achieve a smooth finish
and what should i use ( Rustoleum ? )
02-20-2011 01:55 PM - edited 02-20-2011 01:57 PM
Hi Lou, welcome and to the community.
Wrought iron should only be coated with an oil based product. Water based products can cause "spot" rusting in areas that come in contact with raw or exposed metal. If there is any rusted spots or pealing paint, then you will need to sand those places down. It is probably a good idea to lightly sand the whole structure down before painting. This will help with the "lay-down" of the paint. Any rusted or raw spots should be primed with a metal primer.
RUST-OLEUM is one of the top rust inhibitor paints on the market. They do have both oil and latex products, but I recommend the oil product for wrought iron. The oil paint dries slower and levels out better when applied with a brush or small roller.
The product comes in a variety of colors and textures.
Be very careful when working with wrought iron - especially when sanding. There are lots of hidden sharp points along the surfaces that can cut you.