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Minivanman
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Oil based primers and paints

I must be looking in all the wrong places, but can anybody tell where I can buy oil based primer and paint?

Picked up a couple of sorry looking old cast iron bench ends that need to tarting up.

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Re: Oil based primers and paints

Dunno what base this is.... but it came up with a google search for  "Dulux metal paint"

 

https://www.duluxdecoratorcentre.co.uk/view-product/dulux-trade-metalshield-gloss  

 

of course you can always use  "Hammerite"... 

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Does the paint/primer have to be oil based? I did mine last year with smooth Hammerite from spray cans. They still look great. Thumbs Up

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Re: Oil based primers and paints

this would be my first thought http://www.hammerite.co.uk/

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Thanks both, and have tried Hammerite @Pete11 in the past and never had much luck with it plus it seems overpriced for the amount you get.

Really wanted and double coat of oil based paints as they seem best suit to cast iron.... but not easy to find. 

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Re: Oil based primers and paints

In that case, B&Q have decent range of colours as do Homebase.

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Screwfix also have a range of paints similar to Hammerite, but cheaper.

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Thanks @Oldjim just picking up on that brand now as it happens after a bit of searching but crikey, it's expensive stuff! 

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It's easy to tell which paint is oil based. If it says clean the brush with white spirit it's oil based, if it says clean with water, it's water based.

 

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If you choose Hammerite, use a cheap brush and throw it away afterwards - only Hammerite thinners will clean them and are nearly as expensive as the paint! Crazy2

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Indeed @JayG and not just Hammerite but any oil based paint - especially with brushes being so cheap these days. Problem with Hammerite though is that you need a decent brush if you want to avoid more hairs dropping out than you get off a Jack Russell!

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Checking around to see how best to restore those bench ends (never to old to learn new tricks) and amazingly the first picture I see is of the exact same bench. How cool is that?

The first job is how to strip all the old paint off as the detail is amazing so well worth doing but, do I use a chemical stripper or burn it off with a blow torch?

Methinks the latter.... so watch this space. Smiley

 

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Re: Oil based primers and paints

My first choice would be Hammerite then International Marine paint, but that might change subject to colour availability.

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If burning off... you need to remove the wooden slats first.... to ensure you don`t scorch them... also make it easier to reach into those awkward corners with the blow torch.

 

then you need to use a good rotary wire brush to remove most of the flaking and debris...

 

then use a manual wire brush, to make sure it is clean.. 

 you could prime and paint it, and  depending on your skill with a small ( pencil type artists brush ).  do the "details" in a bold contrasting colour.. 

OR  ...

you could just use a marine varnish type finish... after touching in the "details"  in white, leaving the "bare" metal exposed.  (under the varnish of course )...