Anti Rust Painting Cape Town Tips – Cape Painters
With a comprehensive range of trusted anti-rust paints, we can apply a reliable anti-corrosive system for almost any structure or equipment.
The anti-corrosion coating solutions are designed with durability in mind, to ensure you benefit from longer asset lifetimes and efficient maintenance. Anti-corrosion paints allows for added protection of metal surfaces and act as a barrier to inhibit the contact between chemical compounds or corrosive materials.
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Anti Rust Painting Cape Town Tips – Service Areas;
- We serve the greater metro Cape Town area including;
- Cape Town, Seapoint, Camps Bay
- Southern Suburbs of Cape Town
- Table View, Melkbosstrand
- Northern Suburbs of Cape Town
- Stellenbosch, Boland, Helderberg area
- Coastal towns in the Overberg area
Anti Rust Painting Cape Town Tips – How To Prepare Rusted Metal Surfaces For Painting
Rusted metals can be rehabilitated and made ready for a new coat of anti rust paint. Getting it right first, is vital. Here is what to do when preparing rusted metal for painting.
Peel Off Old Paint
Use a wire brush or metal scraper to remove the old paint. Alternatively, power tool cleaning can quicken the process, but it should be done with caution to avoid damaging the rusted metal.
Remove The Rust
A good quality wire brush and metal scraper can do the job when working on metals with flaking rust. Sanding will also help with doing a deeper cleaning of the surface. However, options such as sandblasting and chemical removal will be the best choice for tougher corrosion.
The use of a rust-inhibitive primer work for the toughest of corrosion. It works by turning the rust into non-corrosive compounds thus rendering the surface paintable.
Sealing Dents And Holes
Once the surface is free of rust, check the metal for dents and holes and repair them using a good quality epoxy-based composite or filler; the latter is for big dents and holes and the former for small ones.
Clean The Metal
Once the surface is set, proceed to clean it using the appropriate detergent and mineral spirits that are effective degreasers. Paints tend not to adhere well to greasy and dirty surfaces.
Prime The Surface
Allow the metal to dry before applying the primer. Use a high-quality primer and by applying two coats to the metal, it will seal and protect it from future corrosion. Apply the first coat, let it dry, and then apply the next one. Use the appropriate primer by considering the type of metal, desired appearance, as well as the environmental conditions in your location.
Painting the Anti Rust Paint
Oil-based paints with anti-corrosion properties are the best choice for painting metals. Apply the paint after the primer dries completely; do two coats, allowing the first coat to dry before applying the second. Finally, apply a water-resistant, high-quality, semi-gloss finish.
Anti Rust Painting Cape Town Tips – CORROSION PROTECTION
The key to success lies in recognising the corrosivity of the environment to which the structure or equipment will be exposed and in defining clear and appropriate coating specifications. For example, where steel is in a dry heated interior environment the risk of corrosion is insignificant and no protective coating is necessary. Conversely, a steel structure exposed to an aggressive environment needs to be protected with a high performance treatment and may need to be designed with maintenance in mind if extended life is required. The optimum protection treatment, which combines appropriate surface preparation, suitable coating materials, required durability and minimum cost, is achievable using modern surface treatment technology.
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