Metal driveway gates can be a beautiful addition to the home but can deter from the look of the house if the paint starts peeling or flaking. Rust can also cause problems. Fortunately, you can keep the gates looking new or even update them with the new color using some simple tools, planning and the little time. So in this, we will tell you How to Paint a Metal Gate.
How to Paint a Metal Gate
1. Prepare Area
- Prepare for the painting by placing the dust sheet on the floor to protect the surrounding area from paint stains, rust, and the debris.
- Remove the metal gate from its posts and place it on two sawhorses on top of the protective floor covering.
2. Remove Rust
- Use the stiff wire brush to get rid of the old, flaky paint and rust.
3. Smooth Metal Surface
- Use sandpaper to further smooth out the rough spots.
- Then wipe the gate down with an old cloth to remove the loosened debris and dust.
4. Apply Primer
- Apply the outdoor metallic primer to the previously rusty areas.
- This supports fill in gaps left by rust and help seal the area to prevent further corrosion.
- The primer can be applied using the spray gun or the paintbrush.
- Allow the gate to dry according to the primer manufacturer’s guidelines, before moving on to paint the gate.
5. Paint Gate
- Similarly to the primer, paint can be applied with either the spray gun or a brush.
- Select the suitable exterior metal paint that will work effectively with the primer and your chosen method of application.
- After painting, it empowers the gate to dry for several days, depending on weather conditions.
A freshly painted metal gate makes the exterior of a property look well maintained. Exposed to Irish weather, metal gates are prone to rusting and need to be cared for.