Painting metal

Old 07-11-01, 08:56 PM
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I have 5 new industrial-type, metal cabinets that I would like to paint over with a mural. What kind of surface prep do I need to do? (Primer? Sanding?) I want to use a latex paint for the mural since kids will be helping me and the clean-up will be easier.

The cabinet will be in a school so I want the paint job to be as durable as possible. We already have a supply of various-colored, indoor wall paint. If I prep the surface well enough, will this paint be OK to use for the mural? Because of our budget I would like to use as many existing materials possible.
Old 07-12-01, 09:06 AM
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from what I read in previous posts about painting metal, they suggest priming with an oil based primer, and then painting with latex top coat.


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