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How to Paint Sheet Metal Fence

Sheet metal fence over time, if not protected from wind and weather, leaving your yard with an ugly one. Painting your rusty fence can liven up your yard and only require a little extra time and effort than painting a fence without rust. Help avoid future rust by painting the fence with two layers of outdoor paint to protect it from the weather. Wrought iron fences can be a huge addition to the style and decor of your home. More often than not, forging is sold only in black and that may not go well with your home style. Painting wrought iron is an easy thing to do.

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Scale rust from wrought iron, if necessary, using a steel brush to scrub it off. Scuff the sand throughout the sheet metal fence (all surfaces) with a medium tie sponge. Wipe the entire surface with lint-free cloths. Make sure all dust and rust has been removed before proceeding. Coat all surfaces using brush and rust-resistant primer. Wait here to dry before continuing. Paint your rustproof enamel on the wrought iron fence with your brush. (Optional: spray paint wrought iron fence with enamel instead of brushing it.) Allow to dry. Scrape away any loose rust from the fence with a steel brush. Paint rusty parts of the fence with a rust converter and let it dry, which can take two to four hours. A rust converter takes a primer and converts rust into a protective black layer.

Paint fences with a layer of outdoor paint and allow it to dry, which can take four to six hours. Paint a second layer of outdoor paint on the fence for added protection and a bolder color. Insert fence posts into the holes and shovel dirt around them to keep the fence insert in place. Leveling posts with a spirit level and filling the rest of the insert hole with concrete use. Level fence posts, using the spirit level again, adjust if necessary to get the post to a perfect level orientation. Let the cement dry and set. Attach fence sections to the posts with attached hardware that came with the kit. Each metal fence has slightly different attachment fittings, but most require a screwdriver to attach a screw and an angle fitting.

Tips and warnings

Spray paint leaves a smoother surface than brushed on paint. Where protective clothing, such as painters overalls. Cover everything you do not plan to paint with drops of cloths to protect from color drops and splatters. Paint mittens leave the finished product looking awful; they are not recommended. Choose color specially made for metal. Wear a respirator specifically designed to work with color and its fumes.

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