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Steel garage--how do I paint/repaint?

Postby cpete128 on Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:52 am

I live in a house built in 1948. In 1956, a one-car steel garage was constructed. Yes, it's entirely made of steel including the roof (except, ironically, for the garage door.)
I bought the house in 2009. The garage has reached the point where the paint is peeling quite a bit and I'm not sure how to go about re-painting it.
Do I powerwash? Do I sand? Do I use rust converter? (there are some rusty bits at the window and where some of the bolts are.) Do I need to contact a company to do the work? Should I be concerned about lead paint? Do I need to remove all existing paint and start from scratch?
Any experience/advice would be appreciated.
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Re: Steel garage--how do I paint/repaint?

Postby Joel on Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:25 pm

I highly doubt if you have lead paint issues, although you can buy a cheap test kit and see. I take it these were factory finished panels, not painted in the field? I'm looking at same situation on my barn right now. The local paint specialist recommended powerwashing with highest power needed to remove loose paint and chalking, then follow with a good all-purpose primer and topcoat. They didn't seem to have a preference for oil-based or water-based for top coat. If you have any red rust, you'll have to pre-treat for best result. I'm trying to get a company to give me a quote right now as it's a big barn, but I assume it can be a do-it-yourself project.
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Re: Steel garage--how do I paint/repaint?

Postby djfx on Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:11 am

inmagine
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Re: Steel garage--how do I paint/repaint?

Postby doughty12 on Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:56 am

Why dont you hire any professional for this task?
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Re: Steel garage--how do I paint/repaint?

Postby orderly on Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:11 pm

Well hiring a professional painter would be easiest, but expensive. If you have the right equipment and skill you can do diy just watch some clips via youtube.
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Re: Steel garage--how do I paint/repaint?

Postby orderly on Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:20 pm

hmmm, I believe I posted a comment here. Was it deleted?
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Re: Steel garage--how do I paint/repaint?

Postby orderly on Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:23 pm

doughty12 wrote:Why dont you hire any professional for this task?

He is absolutely correct with his opinion/suggestion.
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Re: Steel garage--how do I paint/repaint?

Postby orderly on Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:57 am

I totally agree with his thoughts!
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Re: Steel garage--how do I paint/repaint?

Postby orderly on Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:17 pm

Opps sorry over post... :shock:
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Re: Steel garage--how do I paint/repaint?

Postby orderly on Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:12 pm

Anyone tried powder coating their steel garage?
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