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    Default What to repaint old metal grill work with?

    I apologize in advance if this topic has already been covered, but I am looking for suggestions as to what people use to repaint grill work/bars in stalls.

    Do you use Rustoleum? Something else? Is there a specific powder paint that works?

    We will be sanding/smoothing the existing paint and then repainting them if that makes any difference. Thanks for any ideas!



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    Yes, Rustoleum works fine.
    For metal, any oil based paint is better than others.
    If you use can spray, be sure to wear a mask and take your glasses off.
    That stuff spays all around too.
    Just painted something the other day and I still have tiny spots on my glasses I can't get off and I was upwind too.



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    Bluey, thanks for letting me know! I bet that stuff is impossible to get off glasses! So really I can go with any oil based paint it sounds like, but I wonder if Rustoleum is really much better or if you are paying for the name?



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    Sometimes the "name" comes from having a very good product that has earned them "the name". Rustoleum makes a rust encapsulating spray paint which is excellent. Your results will mirror your thorough pre-paint preparations and how closely you adhere to the instructions for applying.
    "I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you..."



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    Rustoleum IS definitely worth the little bit extra...otherwise you'll just be doing them over again in the near future!!
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    sounds like they were painted in the past, so this is probably not an issue, but just in case: are the bars galvanized? If yes, you will probably have problems with adhesion of the paint, Look into galvanized metal primers or you may have to "etch" the galvanized coating before painting.



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    Rust-Oleum has great products but if you have rust on metal, you will need to use another Rust-Oleum product first. We just refinished some patio furniture, they have a great product line and color selection.

    http://www.rustoleum.com/CBGProductFinder.asp?pfm=BBS



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    Quote Originally Posted by HungarianHippo View Post
    sounds like they were painted in the past, so this is probably not an issue, but just in case: are the bars galvanized? If yes, you will probably have problems with adhesion of the paint, Look into galvanized metal primers or you may have to "etch" the galvanized coating before painting.
    Thanks for this post. It explains why Rustoleum left me high and dry with the tack trunk stand I used it on a while back.

    Yeah, respect the galvanized.
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