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emineden1


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17/11/2010 18:16

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Has anyone used the hammerite metalmaster for painting railings etc. Would it be worthwhile getting one. Have lots of metalwork!



MarkVPiazza


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17/11/2010 18:33

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Sounds a great idea, but 17 for 360ml of paint is a bit steep



Would be interested to hear of any results



Mark



Pippie


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17/11/2010 19:43

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We went with the local alternative from Marshalls, much cheaper and did a good job too. We don't really get the weather as in the UK to need to worry too much about it. I'd recommend you wait until next April when the bulk of the wet weather is out of the way and do it then.



deputydawg


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17/11/2010 19:52

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As the metalwork here is rarely rust proof treated before initial painting or even spraying I found it necessary to paint all ironwork every year and some parts more often for the first two years. Since, this build up of paint has held me in good stead and now only necessary to paint every other year and most parts even less frequently. I did not have to resort to Hammerite.



tonyf


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17/11/2010 19:59

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Having lived in Spain and own a villa in NC the only decent paint for metal in salty air is hammerite. As is stated above metal is not prepared properly ie its not galvanised or in some cases even primed hence you have to use a rust inhibitor or you will be painting every year. Yes its expensive, but well worth the extra unless you have endless time and energy.



dizzycows


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17/11/2010 20:06

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Our villa wrought iron was done with the cheap stuff, but we painted all of ours with Hammerite last year and it looks just like new still. Our neighbours who live in NC said to paint with Hammerite as it will last for years and years over there... Well worth the extra money to not have to paint again for some years...



PompeySmiths


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17/11/2010 21:05

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Metalmaster is fantastic but as far as I'm aware you can't buy it in NC and you can't bring the aerosols into the country by plane. There used to be a Hammerite stockist in Southern Nicosia but I think that's gone now unless someone knows different



journey1


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17/11/2010 21:08

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Great advice.

Now can anyone advise me on painting stones embedded into concrete under the gate of my drive?



I wanted to have them black so they were quite distinct to read but not sure of what paint to use for weather and winter storms etc.



gromit


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17/11/2010 21:22

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journey1



Hammerite!



journey1


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17/11/2010 21:42

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Thanks but you really sure it will stick to stones? As you no doubt will sus I am so not into DIY but worse still do try it all the time! My saviour of all times is an electric screwdriver and a can of WD-40 :o))--



gotavilla


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17/11/2010 22:44

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The absolute best thing is RONSEAL for metalwork. It does exactly what it says on the tin. You paint straight over the rust! And it lasts five year. Forget Hammerite. RONSEAL is the best.



Deniz1


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18/11/2010 06:53

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Can you buy ronseal here?



Tenakoutou



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18/11/2010 07:45

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It would pay to check out paint prices in Homebase in the South - generally quite a bit cheaper, but Hammerite not much cheaper last time I looked. Emulsion paint is much cheaper, though.



cooper


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18/11/2010 07:54

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Marshalls do now stock Hammerite in both tins and aerosols, and quite reasonable too.



pc4854


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18/11/2010 08:04

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Beware of using Hammerite on your metal railings if they have been previously painted with the usual local black paint. Unless you remove the local paint first, the hammerite will just flake off.



emineden1


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18/11/2010 10:44

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thanks for the information, but has anyone used the metalmaster spray gun to apply the paint?



bondyboy


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18/11/2010 10:53

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i used the metalmaster gun it goes every were. paint was dear the can leaked 4 out of 10



emineden1


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18/11/2010 11:00

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thanks bondyboy



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