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Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => Painting, Finishing and Care. => Topic started by: Colin H on April 10, 2006, 10:42:30 PM

Title: Paint.
Post by: Colin H on April 10, 2006, 10:42:30 PM
Hi everyone.

Thank goodeness most of us seem to have made it over here. If I have posted this question in the wrong place you will have to forgive me.

I am just about to paint some brass railings and am sure I read some where on `that other place` one should use an etching primer. Can some one please confirm this and maybe give me a clue as to what it is and where to obtain some.

Thanks in advance.

Yours Colin H.
Title: Re: Paint.
Post by: gribeauval on April 10, 2006, 11:11:16 PM
Yes, use an etching primer, it stops the paint flaking off!! Take a trip down to Homebase,B&Q or Halfords they all sell etching primers, usually state that they are for metal garage doors!! 8)
Title: Re: Paint.
Post by: White Ensign on April 11, 2006, 01:36:26 PM
Hi Collin, a primer is necessary to paint brass. I found the ones from the car-shops good enogh for that job. But pleas, do yourself an favour- don`t use a brush, take a spray-can. The result will be much better.

Title: Re: Paint.
Post by: Colin H on April 11, 2006, 04:52:36 PM
Thanks Chaps,

Off to the depot tomorrow.

Yours Colin H.