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    Default Need advice please.

    This is a little off topic, but I need some advise on a paint/coating for a project of mine. Iím build new kennels and the materials are galvanized pipe and untreated ďhog wireĒ type fencing. It is all welded together and I would like to paint/coat everything. Ideally one coat is preferred, I would be happy with just a primer coat if I could find something that sticks well and does not cost $200 a gallon.

    Thanks,
    Phil

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    Default Re: Need advice please.

    I've had good results with Rustolium. You can get in gallon cans and paint it on with a brush. The primer would probably work by itself, but I put a finish coat over it. I paint it on so it's nice and thick.

    Eddie



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    Default Re: Need advice please.

    Rustoleum "hammered" paint, from HD, is ideal for 1 coat over rust; however I don't know if it comes in anything other than spray cans.

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    Default Re: Need advice please.

    I use and recommend Rust-Oleum Protective Enamel for all my projects. When it is brushed on and allowed to dry hard, it holds up very nicely and will take some abuse.

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    Default Re: Need advice please.

    The galvanized is a problem. I would use something else if you are going to paint them all. You could try to find galvanized wire panels. Then hit your welds with cold galvanized spray. If you just have to paint etch your metal with acid. If it were me I would use a muratic (spelling?) acid solution. Hose off well when done the used the Rust-Oleum primer and paint.
    John

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    Default Re: Need advice please.

    Wash the galvanized metal with white vinegar before painting and it will stick properly. I agree with everyone about rustoleum. If you prime it first (especially with the heavy rust primer) and then paint you will be in good shape. I have done this with Jeep frames after sandblasting and had great results.

    Joe

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    Default Re: Need advice please.

    Ok thanks guys. It appears that I should start with an acid wash and then look at the Rust-Oleum products.

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    Default Re: Need advice please.

    Lowe's sells a special "slick finish" primer, recommended by a galvanized metal roof company in Atlanta, for painting their roofs.

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