How To Paint A Railing

The balcony is a very important part of the house, and together with other factors it affects a lot on the beauty of the house and on how it looks on the outside. It is important to always keep the balcony in excellent condition because, in addition to making it cleaner and more beautiful, it allows it to last over time, preventing the signs of old age from showing up. painting firm

Painting of the railing

On the balcony there is usually a railing! Here are our tips for a nice job of arranging and painting your home railing, to return it to its original splendor when it was just installed.

Materials needed:

– sandpaper or iron brush

– brushes of various sizes, preferably with hard bristles

– roller in case the brush is not enough for the surface to be painted

–  sheets and paper tape to avoid damaging the surfaces around the railing

– nitro or water white spirit and a clean cloth to clean the metal before painting

– anti-rust paint to prevent its reappearance

– weather-resistant protective paint of the desired color

Check for rust

Before painting the balcony railing it is always necessary to check that there is no rust. In fact, even if it were covered by paint, it would continue to “eat” the underlying metal. To remove it from the balcony, just scrape it off with sandpaper or an iron brush, being careful to remove it all. Then you have to wipe with a cloth soaked in nitro or white spirit in order to remove all impurities. If there are still traces of rust that are difficult to remove, a rust converter must be used. Finally, after having allowed it to act for about 24 hours, you will have to apply a coat of antirust.

If there are holes in the railing it will be necessary to fill them with a paintable putty for metals in order to make the surface homogeneous.

Painting of the railing

Now you can finally move on to the actual painting of the balcony. There is no specific technique to paint it, the important thing is to pass a homogeneous layer by spreading the paint well. Once dried it will be necessary to pass a second coat. If there are areas that are difficult to reach, a long-handled brush can be used.

Our advice

  • Better to avoid working on rainy days or in the hottest hours, because they could ruin the paint causing it to not stick well or start to crack once it is spread.
  • To avoid getting dirty, I recommend placing cloths around the surfaces that will be painted
  • We always recommend using protections such as masks to protect the nose and mouth, and gloves to avoid coming into direct contact with the substances used.

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