Repainting A Steel Dock - Painting - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Painting


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-21-2008, 12:38 PM   #1
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 10

Repainting A Steel Dock

I need to repaint a steel dock on a freshwater lake in South Carolina. There are some minor rust spots which will be steel brushed off and removed. I get lots of conflicting advise regarding what kind of primer and paint to use so I thought I would ask here.

What kind of primer and paint would you recommend for a long-lasting job ?


Duke76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2008, 11:42 AM   #2
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Enola,PA.17025
Posts: 20
Rewards Points: 10

I use one step rust neutralizer and metal primer bought at ca am supply 1866 848 9149 sand and clean


lwoodring is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2008, 12:53 PM   #3
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: NorCal
Posts: 27
Rewards Points: 25

marine coatings

At least it's not saltwater.

Steel in a marine environment. I *can* say this is way beyond the world of house paint. You're now talking industrial level "coating systems" since you mentioned 'long-lasting' and, by inference, hi-quality.

'Tho painting is not my field - and I'm not at work - I do have access to industrial (oil refinery) coating specs.

I can recall this much:
These are 3 layers systems-- primer, mid-level, and finish. The system spec also has DFT numbers for each layer (dry film thickness) and yeah, they are measured in the field during application. What really complicates this tri-level matrix is that each layer may be a different brand and model number!

The only name I can recall is Carboline. If you go to their Website, look under marine/offshore, you will quickly realize that you are a long way from HD/Glidden-ville...

shasta37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2008, 05:31 PM   #4
Master General ReEngineer
Bondo's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Chaumont River, Ny.
Posts: 6,661
Rewards Points: 1,728


Wirebrush it off,+ prime it with Rustolium Rust-oxide Primer,...
Then topcoat it with the Rustolium color of your choice......
Bondo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2008, 02:11 PM   #5
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: bay area California
Posts: 86
Rewards Points: 75

I am a commercial painter wire brush very well I would even sand a bit as well I would also prim with a rust inhib I would look into a DTM or a aquapond Product Devoe makes both of thes products I am just not a fan of Rustoium products
A drop cloth isen't to catch paint, It's to protect what is under so wipe the drips as you go and don't track.
tverhoef is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Maintenance Free" Siding Materials (Vinyl, Steel, Fiber Cement) diggitydog Building & Construction 12 01-23-2009 04:24 PM
Repainting a New House 1simple Painting 8 12-10-2007 06:05 AM
How to butt wood stud wall to steel stud wall? Yorkergizer Building & Construction 3 12-01-2007 12:28 AM
A steel building that doesn't look like a steel building? MMW Building & Construction 1 06-11-2007 04:24 PM
steel under shingles orlockorlok Roofing/Siding 8 05-30-2007 08:44 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1