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hhunter

08:11AM | 02/28/01
Member Since: 02/27/01
1 lifetime posts
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Hello,
I have a canopy bed made with steel tubes that really need a new, great paint job. Is it possible to paint without professional help, and what kind of paint would you use to paint steel?
Thanks

BobF

02:03AM | 03/01/01
Member Since: 10/19/98
223 lifetime posts
Yes, you can paint the steel posts. You need to sand it first with 220 grit. Then prime it. Cover with the color paint of your choice.

Use paint made for metal. Don't use regular wall/wood paints. Rustoleum and Krylon are example brand names. These are available in spray cans - just cover everything or the overspray will paint more than you wanted. Use short quick passes. Plan on several thin coats to avoid runs (drips).

Or you can use a quality brush.

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