How To Paint Metal Railings Indoor: Step By Step Guide Of Painting

Step By Step Guide Of Painting Metal Railings Indoor

A metal railing is regarded as the safety measure that becomes an integral part of the interior as well as exterior decor. It is best to say that the user wants to keep such a fixture looking neat, and a great way of that is to give it a new coat of paint for a fresh look. The steps for that is shown below;

Step 1: Prepare The Surface

Wear a dust mask that will prevent all the dangerous dust particles from getting into the lungs, and also wear gloves that will protect the hands. To prepare the surface properly, take a wire brush, and then clear away any rust from the surface. It is important to make sure that all the rougher areas are well-scrubbed enough to bring all the affected surface level with the undamaged parts. The rust must be properly removed as it also has a tendency to make the old paint bubble, so it is a good idea to use a grinding sander to smooth down all the excess rust beneath painted areas. To smooth out the rest of the metal area and also to clear off any remaining old paints use medium-grade sanding sponge or sandpaper. Use the tape to mask off any areas that the user does not want to be painted accidentally.

Step 2: Prepare To Paint

With the help of a tack, rag wipes down the railings. The rag is must that should be slightly sticky and any residue of dust will adhere to it while wiping. It will leave the railing surface clean and also free of any debris.

Step 3: Apply Primer

The user will need to apply the primer to the metal railing first, the best type of the primer is rust-inhibiting. Use spray primer as it will leave no brush marks and also covers the area fast and even more effectively. Spray the primer in a direction of the line of the railing, keep the nozzle six inches apart from the surface. Also, apply in the consistent motion until all the surface is covered. The user can use a paintbrush on hard to reach areas. Leave it to dry completely.

Step 4: Paint

Once the primer is completely dry, then wipe down the surface with the help of a tack cloth again. Then, use the wet or dry, fine-grade sandpaper and give the primed railing a very light sanding. The user just needs to slightly roughen the surface so that the enamel paint will adhere strongly. Shake the enamel paint, and then apply the color in the same way as the primer. Once the first coat is dry then apply another coat.
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