Previously painted steel doors often create an adhesion challenge when it’s time to repaint them. Check the door for peeling or cracking paint. If paint is loose, scrape it off and feather the edges of the remaining paint.
Prime the metal surface with a rust-resistant latex or oil-based primer. Typically, paints with some degree of glossiness are used on steel doors; in order to create adhesion for the new top coat of paint, you’ll need to lightly sand the surface first with fine grit sandpaper.
After sanding the surface and cleaning off the sanding dust, apply the top coat using a latex or oil-based enamel paint. Enamel paints generally are more resilient in terms of stain and scrub resistance than are conventional wall paints; therefore, they tend to be more durable for surfaces that experience a lot of wear and tear.
Preparing Interior Walls & Ceilings Preparing Interior Woodwork Preparing Interior Metal Preparing Interior Floors Preparing Exterior Masonry Preparing Exterior Woodwork Preparing Exterior Metal Preparing Wallpaper Primers & Undercoats Using the Right Brush Product Advice Sheets
More application possibilities for interior metal surfaces: Household appliances Metal stairs Boots stands Furniture Hot water pipes
Radiators Radiators can become chipped or discoloured over the years. Give them a clean, fresh lease of life with Radiator Paint from Hammerite. It is specially formulated to withstand the heat and reduce the possibility of discoloration.
Most new steel doors come “pre-primed” from the factory, which the manufacturer typically does in order to protect the door during the shipping process. This primer does not perform as well as a quality primer coat and therefore should be covered before you apply a top coat of paint.
Valspar recommends that all steel doors be first primed with a quality rust-resistant latex or oil-based primer. After the primer has thoroughly dried, apply one or two coats of a top quality acrylic latex semi-gloss or a gloss enamel.
Hammerite offers specially formulated paints to be applied directly onto all kinds of interior metal surfaces. You will be amazed once you discover the possibilities.
Woodwork: Off-White No.3 Estate Eggshell Wall: Blue Gray No.91 Estate Emulsion Radiator: Old White No.4 Estate Eggshell
FOR FERROUS AND NON-FERROUS METAL SURFACES New and previously painted metal surfaces should be thoroughly degreased. Remove any rust or weak paint back to bare metal. Apply two coats of Farrow & Ball Metal Primer & Undercoat in the correct colour tone for your top coat.
Allow a minimum of four hours drying time between coats. FOR GALVANISED METAL SURFACES (METAL THAT HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY COATED TO PREVENT RUSTING): New and previously painted metal surfaces should be thoroughly degreased.
Remove any rust or weak paint back to bare metal. Treat with Etch Primer or Mordant Solution taking care to follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Apply two coats of Farrow & Ball Metal Primer & Undercoat in the correct colour tone for your top coat.
Allow a minimum of four hours drying time between coats. PAINT APPLICATION When using more than one tin of the same colour check that the batch numbers are the same (see the base of the tin). If not then mix the tins together before use.
Stir paint thoroughly before use. Apply two coats using a brush or roller. On application of the final coat lay off the paint in a single direction. Estate® Eggshell, Dead Flat, Full Gloss and Floor Paint are dry in two hours and can be recoated in four hours.
Clean brushes and rollers with warm soapy water.
Fire surrounds When a fire surround looks damaged or chipped it can benefit from a fresh coat of paint to restore it. Hammerite High Heat Paint withstands temperatures of up to 600°C so it is perfect for this area.
The following guidelines apply to the Estate® Eggshell, Dead Flat, Full Gloss and Floor Paint finishes, suitable for interior metal including radiators.
ADVICE SHEETS For a complete list of downloadable advice sheets (PDF) please click here.
Ensure the interior metal surface is sound, clean, dry and free from dirt, grease and any other contamination.
Metal bed frames Metal furniture looks great around the home. Co-ordinating several items by painting them creates a united colour scheme. If you have an item which needs to be revamped, whether it is rusted, has flaking paint or a colour change is needed, then Hammerite is ideal.