Without proper preparation, paint will peel from galvanized metal!
Here are some tips and tricks to get the job done properly so paint adheres for the long term
Tools and supplies you will need:
- Sponge; safety glasses; rubber gloves
- A deep sink to rinse the metal
- Five gallon bucket; 2 gallon bucket
- Krud Kutter Clean and Etch
- Rustoleum Cold Galvanizing Primer: a zinc rich primer for the cut edges of the galvanized metal
- Wipe down the metal generously with the Clean and Etch and put in 5 gallon bucket without rinsing (you want the chemical action to work on the metal for 5-10 minutes).
- After 5-10 minutes, rinse the metal in clean water; wiping with a clean sponge
- Stack metal pieces so they can thoroughly dry
- Spray prime the un-galvanized, cut edges of the metal
- Full prime the metal before installation with an acrylic primer or an oil based primer specifically designed for galvanized