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Painting a Metal Bench

I am painting a metal bench with oil-based paint and the paint is bubbling. Any suggestions on why this is happening and what I should do?

Sherri

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February 16, 20090 found this helpful

Did you sand and prime the bench? How did you prepare it for the paint? What kind of paint are you using?

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By tru (Guest Post)
February 17, 20090 found this helpful

To get paint to stick to metal, you have to clean it first, then apply vinegar and let dry; followed by painting. I did this on an outdoor shed about 8 years ago and it still looks good.

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February 17, 20090 found this helpful

It may be grease or oil on the bench that is causing this problem. Sand, use a degreaser and then let dry before painting.

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By atlantica. (Guest Post)
February 17, 20090 found this helpful

Surface prep is the issue, sand and clean thoroughly. Dry thoroughly.
Any moisture will bubble, even that which you can`t see, such as painting in a humid environment.

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Prime with a quality primer. Paint with a quality metal paint. Sand with a 600-800 grit paper and clean thoroughly. Seal out rust with a clear top coat.

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