Metal building paint advise needed

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Old 03-29-12, 04:37 PM
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Metal building paint advise needed

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I've inherited a 14x10x8 metal storage bulding. It was supposed to have been painted when it was delivered (approx 6 years ago) it never was. So, I've got rust streaks in the roof, and worse rust at the roof corners, I guess from rain drips.
What brand(s) of primer and paint would be best? I know sanding/steel brushing are in order, but any tips to get this thing back in shape is appreciated.
 
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Old 03-30-12, 04:54 AM
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You need to use an oil base primer followed by a coat or two of an oil base finish paint. Most any exterior oil base primer/paint will do ok although the cheaper brands might fade quicker. Rustoleum has a couple of good metal primers although I don't know how well their top coats weather. Dark colors will always fade quicker than light colors.
 
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Tricky business!

This all depends on the condition the steel is in-- and I would advise you to read the following literature before you do anything.

I have attached what the United States Steel Corporation recommends when cleaning steel and the different coatings steel can have.

http://www.uss.com/corp/construction...n%20Manual.pdf

U. S. Steel - Construction

I hope this is helpful!
 
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Old 05-01-12, 08:58 AM
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Welcome to the forums lovesteel10!

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