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How to clean and paint metal carport?

kagomechan
Junior Contributor

How to clean and paint metal carport?

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EricL
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: how to clean and paint metal carport?

Hello @kagomechan

 

Thanks for sharing your question about painting your metal carport. I recommend giving the entire metal frame a wash with Monarch 3L Sugar Soap with Mould Remover in combination with Scotch-Brite 155 x 100mm Heavy Duty Scourer Pad - 6 Pack. Make sure to wash everything off before you start painting.

 

 If you prefer a spray-painted finish I recommend using Ozito 400W Power Paint Spray Gun. However, you can also use a brush or roller to apply the paint. Please be aware that these will either leave paint brush marks or roller marks on the surface.

 

I suggest lightly sanding the surface of the metal frame to prepare it for painting. Once you've sanded it wipe down the surface with a damp cloth to remove dust and debris on the surface. I suggest using the White Knight Rust Guard Medium Grey Metal Primer Paint to prime the surface of your metal frame. Once the primer is totally dry, I recommend White Knight Rust Guard Satin White Quick Dry Advanced Enamel Paint as your top coat. Please note that this topcoat can be tinted to your preferred colour. 

 

Here is a handy guide: Paint sprayer buying guide: how to choose a paint sprayer

 

Here is a link to a project that uses a spray gun: How to paint a fence with a spray gun

 

If you have any other questions we can help with, please let us know.

 

Eric

 

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kagomechan
Junior Contributor

Re: how to clean and paint metal carport?

That's really helpful Eric. Thanks again

MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: how to clean and paint metal carport?

Keep us updated on your progress @kagomechan, and please reach out if you need further assistance. I trust our members will be keen to see your results.

 

Mitchell

 

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