Perfect Preparation & Application: Preparing Interior Metal

The following guidelines apply to the Estate® Eggshell, Dead Flat, Full Gloss and Floor Paint finishes, suitable for interior metal including radiators.

SURFACE PREPARARION

Ensure the interior metal surface is sound, clean, dry and free from dirt, grease and any other contamination.

FOR FERROUS AND NON-FERROUS METAL SURFACES

  • New and previously painted metal surfaces should be thoroughly degreased.
  • Remove any rust or weak paint back to bare metal.
  • Apply two coats of Farrow & Ball Metal Primer & Undercoat in the correct colour tone for your top coat.
  • Allow a minimum of four hours drying time between coats.

FOR GALVANISED METAL SURFACES (METAL THAT HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY COATED TO PREVENT RUSTING):

  • New and previously painted metal surfaces should be thoroughly degreased.
  • Remove any rust or weak paint back to bare metal.
  • Treat with Etch Primer or Mordant Solution taking care to follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Apply two coats of Farrow & Ball Metal Primer & Undercoat in the correct colour tone for your top coat.
  • Allow a minimum of four hours drying time between coats.

PAINT APPLICATION

  • When using more than one tin of the same colour check that the batch numbers are the same (see the base of the tin). If not then mix the tins together before use.
  • Stir paint thoroughly before use.
  • Apply two coats using a brush or roller. On application of the final coat lay off the paint in a single direction.
  • Estate® Eggshell, Dead Flat, Full Gloss and Floor Paint are dry in two hours and can be recoated in four hours.
  • Clean brushes and rollers with warm soapy water.
Preparing Interior Metal
Woodwork: Off-White No.3 Estate Eggshell
Wall: Blue Gray No.91 Estate Emulsion
Radiator: Old White No.4 Estate Eggshell



ADVICE SHEETS

For a complete list of downloadable advice sheets (PDF) please click here.