Metal Paint Primer in South Florida

Metal Paint Primer in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, & Miami

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, and boilers 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 crews at Upgrade General Contractors can apply a metal paint primer that will help make sure your any metal primer painting project is successful, with long-lasting results! To learn more, dial 954-758-7717 or click here to make an appointment ASAP.

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. Let Upgrade help with your needs for a metal paint primer.

Metals that Require a 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, primer is used primarily to provide a bonding surface for the paint.

Our Process for Applying a Metal Primer

  • 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 Primers in Miramar, Coral Gables, & Miami

Metal surfaces can be tricky to paint, even when you take the necessary precautions and use professional help. For customers in South Florida, Upgrade General Contractors is the company to choose for the luxury coatings and a top-quality paint job for your home or office. Our exterior and interior house painting teams specialize in preparing your metal surface for painting, and then applying smooth and even top coats in Miami, Miramar, and Fort Lauderdale. Call us today at 954-758-7717 to learn more or simply click here to make a reservation for our top-notch services.

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