> I've got a project using galvanised material similar to A/C
> duct work metal..
> I want to paint it for aesthectics and protection...what is
> procedure for cleaning,priming and painting galvanized metal
> This will be used out of doors in both sun and rain
> Your comments please.
Facing a similar project a couple of years ago, I asked in the paint
department of a building supply supermarket and they immediately
whipped out a primer product made especially for the job. This
eliminates the old practice of etching with a dilute acid, etc. The
product worked great, stuck a good latex paint to brand-new (washed
with detergent) galvanized metal. I was surprised to note that a
primary ingredient of the primer was portland cement powder!