Metal railing paint spraying is one of our specialties and Vanda Coatings demonstrated this by electrostatically paint spraying an entrance gate and the railings around the perimeter of grounds in Epsom, Surrey. The meticulous masking off of areas that should not be coated, such as the grass and walls, was a crucial part of this project. The intercom system, locks and linear activators were all also protected with precision using plastic and tape.

If the steel had been galvanised, a T Wash primer would have been applied. This product can be brushed onto the substrate and wiped over using rags for uniform coverage. Essentially, it etches the surface so that the next layer of paint adheres to it. However, this newly installed metalwork had already been pre-primed in red lead epoxy primer (known as red oxide) which our experienced team was adept at handling. The primer simply had to be keyed in and de-greased before the top coat was applied. Because lead is a health hazard our team took precautions when abrading this primed surface.

There were areas where the primer had chipped off due to knocks when the railings and gate had been transported and installed, so these sections had to be feathered out and re-primed with a high-build primer after adjacent surfaces had been masked off.

Our policy at Vanda Coatings is never to use lead-based primers or coatings. All materials we use are as environmentally friendly as possible. Once our team were happy with the priming repairs, the next stage was to key the surface to ensure the top coat would not come off. Every metal surface was rubbed down from all possible angles and then de-greased to remove dirt from the smooth substrate. This is so that an even layer of top coat can be spray applied. The electrostatic spray application technique was chosen because the coating wraps around the surface. This makes it ideal for metal railings spraying and any intricate metalwork.

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