This website is a free online guide to aspects of painting and decorating and is designed for the amateaur painting and decorating enthusiast as well as the wannabe professional looking for advice to help further their knowledge in the trade.
Whether your painting a room or painting a picture, the information here will help improve your technique and flare for painting and decorating.
Painting and decorating becomes an exciting prospect if you think of yourself as the artist and your home as a blank canvas ready and waiting. The colours, styles and materials you use to create the look and atmosphere you want are your own choice. What might at first seems a dauting task can become a creative challenge, and an opportunity to learn all sorts of skills of the trade.
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Preparing Metal surfaces
Always prime metal surfaces. It is essential to prepare the surface thoroughly beforehand. Insufficient preparation can lead to rust eating through the metal surface, leaving holes for further penetration and decay.
It is important to wear gloves and goggles for protection when dealing with tiny slithers of metal. If the surface appears greasy wipe with a cloth containing white spirit.
Use a wire brush to remove rust, followed by emery paper. Use an epoxy based filler, which is a rust inhibitor, to fill any crevices. To prevent rust, apply the metal primer as soon as the surface is prepared. There are numerous types of primer available, some such as zinc chromate are suitable for metal surfaces. Refer to Using the correct sealer and primer for more details.
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