Question by  churunga (22)

Is it okay to put paint on metal?

I want to paint over some metal in my house.


Answer by  BranandMike (148)

There are special paints available at Lowes and Home Depot that are for painting over metal. You may need primer before you use normal paints. Always remove any rust before you start or the paint won't stick.


Answer by  gaylec54 (30)

Yes. Use spray paint, to avoid brush marks. Start with a good primer made for application on metal. When it dries, spray two coats of the desired color over it.


Answer by  CarolynOsborne (2804)

If you put latex paint on metal, it will peel off. But there are paints you can get specifically for metal that will work very well.


Answer by  baba73 (22)

YES,there is no problem in painting on metal. before painting you should make sure that the metal is not rusted. If so clean it thoroughly. While painting make sure that that the paint is evenly coated and no part is left out.


Answer by  sara99 (851)

There are specific paints made for metal. Regular latex or enamel paint is good for walls and wood but not metal.


Answer by  TheAnswerFairy (2345)

It is perfectly fine to paint metal, but you will need a different kind of paint that is designed to stick to metal. Regular interior paint will just come off.

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