How to apply paint directly on rusted or bare metal-Ultima

Used products:

  • Can
  • Brush or roller
  • Goggles
  • Rubber gloves


How to paint directly on rusted or bare metal

Discover simple tips and tricks to transform your rusty or bare metal surface with metal paint and bring it back to life in no time.

Use a roller to cover flat and large areas (such as garage doors) fast and efficiently. And better use a brush for painting metal surfaces with tight corners and reaching those areas where a roller just can’t come.

Simply follow our step by step process to paint your metal surface.

Step 1

Ready to paint rusty or new metal surfaces

Check the surface of your metal object. After preparing and cleaning your metal, if the surface is even and clean without dust particles you are ready to paint.

Step 2

Prepare the brush

Before we start the metal project, we flick the bristles back and forth to remove dust and loose bristles from the brush.

Step 3

Whether you’re breaking in a new brush or picking up a used one, be sure to moisten it first. Remove any dust by flicking the bristles back and forth and then moisten it with water.

If you’re using an oil-based paint you should wet the brush with turpentine rather than water. Clean off any excess liquid on an old paper before moving on to painting.

Step 4

How to apply the paint on rusted or bare metal

Dip the brush 1/3 the length of the bristles into the paint. Tap the brush against the outside of the can to get rid of excess paint don’t press let it flow naturally.

Tip: Pour a small amount of metal paint into a tray or a cut bucket, this way you don’t risk the paint in the can getting contaminated. Dip the brush in for about ⅓ of the bristles’ length and tap the brush gently against the side of the tray to prevent dripping. Don’t press or wipe, the bristles should only flex slightly so the paint can flow from the brush naturally.

Holding paint brush

Hold the paint brush at about 45 * degree angle using several diagonal strokes so that the paint is evenly applied.

Start at the top and work down, painting with light even strokes working back in to the wet edge,

When painting a smooth/large area by brush, paint over the top with horizontal strokes to even out the metal paint. Ensure the first coat is dry before applying the second coat.

Step 5

Second layer

Apply second layer in the same way.

Step 6

Remove masking tape

Be mindful of the paint’s drying time but don’t let it dry up completely. Tip: Removing the tape while the paint is still slightly wet will give you the cleanest result.

Now you are ready to clean your brush!

Hammerite Ultima

Hammerite Ultima is easy to apply because of it smooth and even finish, and quick drying time, you will be able to finalize your job in no time.