Metal Paint Primer in South Florida

Metal Paint Primer in South Florida

Metal surfaces are a common part of many interior and exterior painting projects. Outdoor metal fixtures, aluminum gutters, copper pipes, galvanized steel siding, wrought iron gates, window frames, boilers, and more, are all commonly found in households, and all require a fresh coat of paint from time to time.

When you need to paint metal, adequate surface preparation will make all the difference in the quality of your paint job and in how long it lasts. In fact, without the proper preparation, even the highest quality paints and custom metal coatings will not last, and your hard work will be in vain. Our professional checklist at Upgrade General Contractors Inc. will help make sure your metal primer painting project is successful, with long lasting results!

Call us today at 954-504-6367 to know more about our metal primers with free estimates!

How Primer Works on Metal

How Primer Works on Metal

Painting alone does not always provide a permanent coating. This is especially true for metal. Paint easily flakes off of metal if applied directly to the surface. To prevent this, the primer is used. It is like paint except it is designed to fill in the microscopic gaps in the material and stick to it. Applied over primer, paint adheres much better, for it easily bonds with the primer.

Primer also works as a protective agent. It resists moisture for materials that have no inherent water resistance. With most metals, without primer, not only would the paint flake, but oxidation would immediately begin once exposed to moisture.

Metals that Require Primer

Not all metal surfaces require a primer. If it does not, like with stainless steel, it means it already contains properties that allow it to prevent oxidation. Metal that is exposed to the elements requires a primer before it can be painted. In the home, metals that are commonly found include wrought iron, galvanized steel, and aluminum. These materials are used in furniture, railings, trim, gutters, barbecues, fences, and egress wells.

Metals that Require Primer

Many metal products available for resale purchase come pretreated, which includes primer and paint. Barbecues and gutters are two such examples. Wrought iron furniture, however, must be sealed if rusting is to be immediately halted. Aluminum products do not hold paint well without primer. It will also oxidize if not sealed properly. Tin is one metal that does not oxidize. It is used to coat other metals such as steel to prevent oxidation. In the case of tin as with pre-painted metals, primer is used primarily to provide a bonding surface for the paint.

Our Process-

  • Step 1: Clean the surface.
  • Step 2: Sand and scrape the surface.
  • Step 3: Make repairs to the surface.
  • Step 4: Prime the surface.

Contact Us for Metal Paint Primer in Your Area

Metal surfaces can be tricky to paint, even when you take the necessary precautions and do the right prep work and thats why need professional help. If you’d rather not embark on a DIY project like this, call our professional painting service and let a specialized team take care of your painting project in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Orange Counties.

There are many good house painting companies in South Florida, but Upgrade General Contractors Inc. is the company to choose for the luxury coatings and paint job your home deserves. Our exterior and interior house painting teams specialize in preparing your metal surface for painting, and then applying smooth and even top coats, giving all surfaces the look and feel of true craftsmanship. Call us today at 954-504-6367 or contact us online to get our top notch service.

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