Apply direct enamel on the oxide without prior primer

Water based paint that can be applied directly on rust

Almost all paints that are used to protect from rust outdoors are usually synthetic, have a lot of odor and are not very easy to apply, since the paint usually pulls a lot by the brush and stretching the paint well becomes difficult. But in this project, in which I am going to paint some rusty legs of a garden bench, I am going to use a rust-proof enamel to water.

Clean loose rust with wire brush

The anti-rust enamel to the water that I am going to use is Oxirite Xtrem, from Xylazel. In this case in black color and forge finish. And since it is a water-based paint that is applied directly to the oxide, we don't have to go through the work of removing it, just remove the loose particles of oxide with a wire brush. Then the dust accumulated on the surface is cleaned and you can now apply this anti-rust enamel.

Before applying this paint to the water I have to remove it correctly, but without shaking it, since if we shake it, small air bubbles form in the paint, and when applying the paint, these bubbles may appear on the surface. What I am going to do is move the anti-rust paint to the water from the bottom up carefully, until the content is homogeneous. And with a brush you can apply the product directly, without the need to dilute or apply any previous primer.


Apply anti-rust enamel on the rust without a primer
Cover all the metal with the anti-rust enamel to the water

Being a water based enamel it is very easy to apply, since the paint does not pull the brush as with traditional enamels. It also does not drip. This makes it easy to cover all surfaces well. And after two hours I can give a second hand. This second hand is striking because it seems to be a different shade, but when drying the color is perfectly homogeneous.

Forging effect of anti-rust enamel to water
Antirust water-based paint for exterior

On the same day I can apply all the necessary coats of this forging effect enamel, perfect for these outdoor projects. Then, it is applied directly on the oxide, it is very easy to stretch, it does not drip and also does not smell, so it is an anti-rust enamel that is very comfortable to use. With two or three coats, depending on what we load the brush, we achieve the 100 microns necessary for garden projects, such as these bench legs, to be perfectly protected for at least 5 years.


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