Best paint for exterior wrought iron railing

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Old 07-28-17, 03:10 PM
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Best paint for exterior wrought iron railing

I'm having a primed iron railing installed on the exterior of my home. What is the best type of paint to use to prevent rust? Brush. roll or spray?
 
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Old 07-28-17, 03:27 PM
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Little late now but if I was installing steel railing I would have ordered them Powdered coated.
No painting needed.
 
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Old 07-28-17, 03:35 PM
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I still turn to Rustoleum. It has never let me down. I'd use brush on in that application.
 
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Old 07-28-17, 05:30 PM
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I agree. Rustoleum hammered black (or whatever color you like). Though I found a painting glove to be superior to a brush for security bars and gates. Much faster. Just make sure you wear a rubber glove of some sort inside and protect from drips.

If it's just a single section, a brush would probably be a better option.
 
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Old 07-29-17, 02:53 AM
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Most any brand of an exterior oil base paint will work well. I wouldn't use a spray can as that paint has been drastically thinned in order to atomize making it difficult to get enough mil thickness to offer long term protection. Mitts are great if you have a lot of railing to do but usually I just use a brush.
 
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Old 07-29-17, 11:42 AM
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Gunguy45, have you used or seen the finish of Rustoleum hammered black? I think I would like the look but can't really tell from photos on line. Does it require any special technique when applying by brush.
 
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Old 07-29-17, 01:37 PM
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I wouldn't have recommended it if I hadn't used it multiple times. I like it as it gives a bit of a rustic look while providing great protection. Of course these were always gates/fences/rails that had some wear and rust, no way were they ever going to look like new without sandblasting and professional painting.
 
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