Paint metal fence - beautify like a pro

When painting the garden fence, it is important to use the right colors and primers and to proceed correctly. Only then will the result be perfect. Everything you need to know reveals the following instructions.

Fences that require a special approach

  • Strongly rusty fences
  • Galvanized or hot-dip galvanized fences
  • Fences of non-ferrous metals

Strongly rusty fences

Rust is a problem when brushing. Existing rust spots must first be removed from loose rust. Then rust converter is painted on.

For fences that are already rusty, painting should be done with paints that have an anti-rust additive. Alternatively, a paint with rust protection can be done.

For corrosion-protected metals, it is sufficient to sand off the flash rust.

Galvanized or hot-dip galvanized fences

If such fences have not yet weathered, a previous zinc wash is necessary. For this purpose, 10 liters of water, half a liter of 25% sal ammonia and 10 ml of detergent are mixed. The fence is then thoroughly washed off with this mixture.

Without this zinc wash adhesion promoter can not hold on unweathered zinc.

Fences of non-ferrous metals

Non-ferrous metals such as aluminum, copper and brass need a primer with a suitable bonding agent. Not all primers are suitable for it.

Stainless steels

Stainless steels also need a coat of primer before they can be painted.

Painting a fence perfectly - that's how it works

  • Ev. adhesion promoter
  • ev. Rust converter
  • ev. anti-rust paint
  • primer
  • paint
  • fine sandpaper or sanding fleece
  • ev. Drill and cup grinder attachment
  • ev. Multi-sander for embellishments
  • paint roller
  • brush

1. Pre-treat fence

Depending on the material of the fence and rust attack, pretreat the fence accordingly: Sand the flash rust and paint rust converter, or if necessary, wash with zinc. Wear gloves.

2. Sand fence and clean

Sand fence with fine sandpaper or sanding fleece thoroughly. For heavily laminated lacquer, remove all loose lacquer areas completely with the cup grinder attachment.

Thoroughly remove the grinding dust. Degreasing is usually not necessary.

3. Apply primer / primer

If a primer is used, it must first be completely dry before the primer is applied.

4. Apply varnish

Apply the top coat in several thin layers. In so-called 3-1-coatings, the layers must be even thinner.

Tips & Tricks

Iron-containing fences can also be easily galvanized using the Metalmaster from Hammerite. The front and back of the fence are coated at the same time.

Video Board: TIPS PAINTING An Iron Gate or Door with DTM. Metal Fence Hacks.