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Do Direct-to-Rust Coatings Really Work?

Posted by Litton Parker | Jul 18, 2019 2:15:00 PM

Paint over rust

A perfect paint job can completely transform the look of your house or office for less cash and in less time than any other remodeling project would do.

The thin coat of pigment and resin will protect your metal, securing it from the scorching rays of sun, rain and wind, providing a smooth seamless finish. Sometimes, out of excitement, you might be tempted to get directly to the painting stage, but wait! Diligent prep information is critical to an even and flawless finish. But what if you want to paint a rusty metal equipment or furnishings which will take a lot of time and energy to prep before applying your coatings? While painting rusty metal, the most commonly asked question is, do Direct-to-Rust coatings really work? Well, if you’re also puzzled, read this piece to find out the solution.

Direct-to-Rust Coatings actually do work! It provides a silky smooth gloss finish that will retain its luster for many years. You don’t have to worry about the outcome. It is a long-lasting, corrosion-resistant enhancing coating for ferrous and non-ferrous metals, wood and certain plastics. It is suitable for cast iron, mild steel, zinc, aluminum, stainless steel, chrome, brass, copper and galvanized iron and highly rusted metal surfaces.


Applications:
Direct-to-Rust Metal Paints can be used for:
Metal Door
Metal Garden furniture
Metal gate
Metal Railings
Metal Furniture


How do I paint directly onto a rusty metal surface?


Paints that are able to be applied directly to rusty metals are specifically formulated to be applied directly onto rusty metal with negligible surface preparation. Isn’t that amazing? You don’t have to invest all your effort and time in prepping the surface to paint. Although this is great, we still highly recommend prepping services, this is when you need a quick fix.

To ensure Direct-to-Rust coating really work, you can just simply take out loose rust using a coarse sandpaper or a wire brush. However, if the metal was previously painted, wash it thoroughly with a diluted detergent or thinner and rinse with water and leave it for some time to dry.


To ensure that your chosen paint for Direct-to-Rust coating works effortlessly, apply a test patch to the rusty metal surface. If you see any reaction occurring within one hour remove the paint and wash it with a degreaser then rinse with water and leave it for 15 minutes to dry. It wasn’t a good idea and you may want to go with another option.

On the other hand, if you don’t see any reactions, you can directly apply Direct-to-Rust paint onto that rusty metal surface and you are done. For smooth metal surfaces, lightly graze for perfect adhesion. While you paint, cover the surface underneath the metal object with any dust sheet or newspaper to catch any drops or spills. You know the drill!

No, you don’t need any primer or undercoat, it will do wonders alone.


One more important thing, before use, stir the paint thoroughly using a high quality brush. I recommend using a narrow brush on railings, it is best especially for this purpose. It is broad and is best for painting larger metal objects, like a metal gate.

For best results you can apply two thin coats Direct-to-Rust metal paint, and leave to dry. Rust metal paints are formulated to work as a primer, topcoat and undercoat all in one for heavily rusty metal. Cherry on top, it also provides double protection! It restricts surface damage by repelling water and with its anti-corrosion formula it prevents rust from forming beneath it, keeping you metal object stronger and beautiful looking for a longer time.

Topics: Industrial Projects, Coatings, Surface Prep

Written by Litton Parker

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