Problem Solver - Galvanised Metal/Steel


Galvanisation, (or galvanizing as it is most commonly called in that industry), is the process of applying a protective zinc coating to steel or iron, to prevent rusting. The most common method is hot-dip galvanizing, in which parts are submerged in a bath of molten zinc.


Stage 1 - Preparation

Clean/Wash down surface

Ensure surface is sound dry and clean

Brewers recommends:

All bright and new galvanised steel to be painted needs to be T-Washed (Mordant Solution) to etch the surface

Stage 2 - Basecoat

Once the surface is clean or etched thoroughly and all loose material has been removed, treat with a suitable primer and allow to dry.

Brewers recommends:

Apply a suitable undercoat

Brewers recommends:
  • Albany Undercoat White 1L
    - Excellent covering power, finish for interior and exterior use on wood and metal. Perfect for new work and redecoration.

Stage 3 - Topcoat

Apply a suitable topcoat

Brewers recommends: