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Old 04-03-2010, 09:26 AM   #1
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How to paint galvanized?

I've got some 1 x 2 galvanized corner bead trim in my garage that I need to paint. The top coat I want to use is latex. What is the best way to get the paint to stick? Can I rattle can them with metal etching primer first? Or will latex primer work?


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Old 04-03-2010, 09:38 AM   #2
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Sand them and wipe them down with vinegar or lacquer thinner to get any residual oils off the galvanized. Then use a good acrylic primer and paint. I usually us a DTM on galvanized but regular latex should work fine.


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Wash them with a mixture of vinegar and water. Then rinse afterward. Then paint as you would any metal. I did that with some galvanized metal 10 years ago and the paint still looks new.
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