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Old 03-01-2009, 09:19 PM   #1
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Ok, so I painted a large metal surface with just latex house paint and no primer, It turns out it peels off fairly easly "when I take my fingernail to it" so Im a newbie when it comes to painting and this surface area is fairly large and im trying to avoid not having to scrape off all the paint again. Is there anything I can put on top of this latex that would make it scuff proof, like a wax or Polyurathene? Im just dreading having to take up all this paint. Well, at least ill know for next time. Also, if you could recommend a good metal primer, that would be great. Thanks!

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Old 03-02-2009, 06:32 AM   #2
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no.. anything you top it with will not help with doing it wrong to start with. Remove it. Latex on metal is a poor job anyway.

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Old 03-02-2009, 06:50 AM   #3
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what is the large metal surface, and what is it used for? this may help in deciding how to do it correctly.
Bob is correct though, latex is not going to perform for you. you'll need to clean it off.

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I don't think Latex is necessarily a non-starter here. Without primer, yes, but I wouldn't exclude it entirely, depending on job.

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true, kinda up in the air until we know what it is and what it's used for. but he's still gotta get the old stuff off...

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You should use a DTM paint when painting metal...
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You should use a DTM paint when painting metal...
dtm's (direct to metal) come in latex and alkyd Its basically all we can use (latex dtms)on government jobs now
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Thanks guys, im just going to remove it. Hot soap and water will prb take it off, just wish I didn't put it on so thick.
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try a sharp scraper ,it should just peel away
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tor---thanks for the "(direct to metal)" definition as it occured to me many users here don't understand abbv. we use daily and it always helps if people post the definition as to what it stands for. this goes for ANY thread, it's had me googling a couple times for things i never heard of before! lol

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tor---thanks for the "(direct to metal)" definition as it occured to me many users here don't understand abbv. we use daily and it always helps if people post the definition as to what it stands for. this goes for ANY thread, it's had me googling a couple times for things i never heard of before! lol

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