Paint for corral

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We have a good corral, but it's getting really rusted where the paint has flaked off. We're sending the kids out with dustmasks and sandpaper to sand the rails down this summer.

But I want a good paint, one that will bond to the metal well. Any suggestions? Spray paint would be great - kids can do that too. :)

Thanks. Lisa

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> We have a good corral, but it's
> getting really rusted where the
> paint has flaked off. We're
> sending the kids out with
> dustmasks and sandpaper to sand
> the rails down this summer.

> But I want a good paint, one that
> will bond to the metal well. Any
> suggestions? Spray paint would be
> great - kids can do that too. :)

> Thanks. Lisa

A freind of mine used the paint road crews use to paint lines on the highway. That was 15 yrs ago and the rails still look great, just a little faded. I don't know where he got it but I remember that he commented that is was very expensive. Still, might be a great bargain in that we repainted our feedlot using ordinary paint, within one year it looked as bad as before. Can you live with yellow or white??? Hope this helps.
 
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For metal fencing: There is a mild phosphoric acid solution you can buy at better paint stores to first treat the metal, then brush off the residue before painting. THEN, prime with an oil-based Red Oxide Primer which retards and prevents(?) future rusting. FINALLY, paint with a quality oil-based "implement or equipment" paint. We've used this system for repainting equipment and our pipe fencing things with success. Quality paint is a must in any event: expect to pay $25 to 30. a gallon for the paint, more or less. Hope this helps.

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Thank you both! As for the road paint - we can probably get some through my husband's work. Yellow or white - lol - as long as it does it's job, I don't care what color it is. :)

I'll check with the paint stores too. Sounds like quite a process, and one that I might not fully trust the kids with. Looks like it might be a job for mom and dad after they sand it. But that's okay. :)

Thanks again!

YSIC Lisa

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We bought a whole new WandW corral and within one year it was totally rusted - they identified that their paint supplier left something out. Then they gave us a totally new corral, but some of it has also rusted. We bought back some of the older panels to expand.

Gemplers has a water based rust converter. You first wire brush the worst rust off, then apply two coats of the converter and then top it off with an oil based paint. I did this about 9 months ago, and except in a few areas it looks very good. I have some more to do, so Gempler's Rust converter is what I will use. Good luck.
 

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