Painting steel balcony with surface rust but which paint

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What's best paint for painting exterior steel balcony with checker plated floor, there's some surface rust but isn't too bad cheers
 
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Personally I'd spend some time with a wire brush (or drill/anglegrinder) to remove as much loose stuff as possible, then use hammerite - if that is the look you are after
 
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Personally I'd spend some time with a wire brush (or drill/anglegrinder) to remove as much loose stuff as possible, then use hammerite - if that is the look you are after
I'm going to use grinder with wire attachment just wondered about using a primer on the steel before top coat, something like red oxide
 
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Don't think that hammerite needs primer.

Are you planning on painting the checker plate? Otften, it's galvanised
 
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It's steel checker plate with bit of surface rust coming through the old black paint
 
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It's on a old house but looks like it belongs in a industrial old building
 
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Hammerite doesn't need a primer, it's designed to treat the rust, and then protect the steel. You can get plain black Hammerite, treat the area, and then either leave it if it's a close enough match, or repaint the whole area again.

Red oxide will protect steel from rusting, but not treat it, so you'd really use a rust cure, then the red oxide, then a top coat.
 
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Only my opinion but Hammerite claims not to need a primer but it really does...its also awful to brush as it contains Xylene. I don't think that Hammerite does half of what it says on the tin, but it dries hard and reasonably quickly which is a bonus. It doesn't stop rust at all.
You maybe could look at products from Rustoleum or International Paints which are better.
John :)
 
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There's some stuff called POR15 or similar which people swear by and use on classic car suspension components etc. Hammerite tends to be a bit brittle and can flake off.
 
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Hammerite, but also consider Guard Vinyl from www.newguardcoatings.com

Chequerplate would tend to be galvanised, and if so all the one-coat paints like Hammerite will require a primer.

I like Hammerite. My current wheels are painted with Hammerite and have been for many years with no peeling or chipping. I spray-painted a previous car with Hammerite hammer finish, and it covered the rust and filler nicely and looked the business to boot.
 
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There's some stuff called POR15 or similar which people swear by and use on classic car suspension components etc. Hammerite tends to be a bit brittle and can flake off.

I used that, got it from www.frost.co.uk. I spilled some on my dads garage floor and it's been there for years. The subframe I painted with it still looks new too.

There is a watery zinc spray on primer for it too.
 
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I've used por15 before myself on my van roof rack, it's not done too bad chipped alittle but expected with how much I use it, but it's too expensive for the balcony as it's quite large
 
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The checker plate is rusted, it's definitely made from steel not aluminum for sure
 
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