How to Paint Metal

How to Paint Metal

How to Paint Metal with Original Style Painting and Decorating

Painting metal can sometimes be a daunting task. With the right guidance, this task can be accomplished successfully and elegantly. We bring to you years of experience and professional knowledge from Original Style Painting and Decorating, a leading name in the Irish painting industry. In this article, we will learn how to paint metal with ease.

Choosing the Correct Paint

The most important step is choosing the correct paint. Are we aiming for a glossy finish or do we need a rust-inhibiting spray for an outdoor piece? No matter what you are in search of, Original Style Painting and Decorating has got you covered. Visit our commercial painting section to know more about the variety of paints we offer.

Surface Preparation

Metal surface must be properly prepared to ensure the paint adheres properly. First, clean the surface using a damp cloth. Please note that the surface should be free from oil, grease and dust, should you need a more in-depth clean, using a cleaner or degreaser. For this purpose, we have professional expertise in plastering.

We will also assess if there’s any rust in your metal. If yes, we need to remove it before painting. OS Decor offers professional furniture painting services which includes rust removal.


Priming is an essential process in painting, it helps to prevent rust and promotes paint adhesion. We recommend our spray painting service for priming as it provides an even coat, enhances durability and finish.


Do I need to sand the metal before painting?

Sanding the metal can help to create a surface that your paint will easily adhere to. A perfectly smooth surface will allow the paint to spread evenly.

How long should I wait between coats of paint?

The drying time will vary depending on the type of paint used. We recommend waiting at least 24 hours between coats. Please follow the instructions given on the paint can.

Our Service

Original Style Painting and Decorating is well-known for its quality work and professional conduct. We deliver prompt service and provide a guarantee on our workmanship. Visit our gallery to view our work.

Contact Us

Have questions related to metal painting or any other service? Feel free to contact us. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated about our projects and services. Join the ranks of our satisfied customers by reading our testimonials.

Wrapping Up

Painting metal can prove to be an enriching DIY project or a critical professional task. Having the right guidance and support can make the process easy and enjoyable. So remember, when in doubt go for the experts – OS Decor – Original Style Painting and Decorating.

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