Metal garden gates need repainting every few years to keep them looking good and to protect them, we show you the easy way to achieve a fresh coat of paint.

Our client Wagner wanted a project video to demonstrate the versatility of their sprayers for tackling jobs in and around people’s gardens and outside spaces.

In the video we show all the required steps to give metal garden gates a fresh coat of paint using a handheld HVLP paint sprayer. This type of painting task would have normally been tackled with a brush but is a slow and tedious process and is difficult to cover the whole surface without getting drips and runs. Using a paint sprayer speeds up the process making it quick and easy to transform your gates and protect them for years to come. We show all the required steps to get the job done. Start by giving your metal garden gate a thorough clean. Using washing up liquid and plenty of warm water with a sponge or soft bristle brush, wash the rails then rinse with cold water and leave to dry. If the paint is flaking or the surface is rusty, remove as much as you can with a wire brush. Using sandpaper, sand down any areas which have raised paint to achieve a smooth surface. Go over the entire surface again with wire wool to scratch the surface and give it a key for the new paint to adhere to. Remove any dust, grease or dirt by wiping the surface with a clean rag. Mix the paint and the primer ready for spraying. Fill the spray paint container first with the primer. To check your spray pattern, carry out a test spray on a scrap of cardboard to find the right settings for you. Start with the lowest paint flow setting and gradually increase it to your desired paint flow.

If you put the gates on wooden blocks to raise them off the floor it is easier to spray all the way to the bottom.

Allow the primer sufficient time to dry according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Meanwhile return any of the unused primer to the original tin and clean out the spray paint container. Fill the spray paint container with the metal paint.

Do a test spray onto cardboard. This will remove any remaining primer in the sprayer and you can also check the metal paint spray pattern.

Spray the top coat metal paint. Allow the paint to dry as per the paint manufacturer’s instructions.

As it is so quick and easy to spray paint the gate, it is worthwhile considering applying a second coat for ultimate protection.

The metal garden gate is transformed and looking like new again, protected from the elements for years to come.

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