Painting an Iron Railing Painting an Iron Railing
Painting an iron railing is an easy job. It will take you a few hours, but much of that time is allowing the paint to dry. It’s a task that takes no special tools or skill.
Step 1 - Cleaning
Put a drop cloth under the iron railing to aid clean up. Scrape off the loose paint and then use a wire brush on a power drill to remove all the rest of the paint. Take your time over this and get into all the corners.
Step 2 - Primer
Once the metal has been cleaned use a metal primer paint. Apply a thin coat. Use a paintbrush as this will allow you to cover all the metal. Once the first coat has dried apply a second coat and give it time to dry fully.
Step 3 - Paint
Select a paint that’s made for metal. Use the paintbrush to apply it. Start with a thin coat of paint on the iron railing then leave it to dry. Once it’s fully dried apply a second coat and give that ample time to dry on the iron railing. Once everything is dry, clean up the area.