Hammerite Rust Cap Hammered Finish paint is a self-priming, fast dry, rust preventive coating designed to provide both interior and exterior long-lasting metal protection. It provides a decorative finish that resists corrosion and the weather.
Hammerite Rust Cap paint dries to the touch in 30 minutes and recoats should be applied within 4 hours before curing begins. This versatile paint can be used for a variety of applications: from covering rust to painting lawn furniture, crafts, metal wagons and more. It's terrific on iron, steel and most metal surfaces.
Available in quart and gallon cans.
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I want to paint some T-Post that are new but I hate the common green they all come in. I have no idea what kind of paint was used at the manufacturer. I know I will have to clean them thoroughly with some type of degreaser, and probably take a bit of sandpaper to rough up the surface a bit. Do I need to try to find out what paint is on the post now? Are there paints commonly used on products such as these post that would be incompatible with the Hammerite?
Common household latex paint will not hold up to this paint, but it's hard to assume that is what was used on your T-Posts. It's always recommended to try any product in a small inconspicuous spot for compatibility before committing to the whole project also.
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Can this product be applied directly to a 30 year old 90% rusted galvanized chain-link fence, or must the primer be applied?
Just remove any loose rust with a wire brush and apply.
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Can you spray the Hammerite through a HVLP sprayer and if so, any tips? Thinning required, tip size, pressure, etc...
You could likely spray through an HVLP I used conventional spray with at about 40-45 PSI which worked very well. I used Xylene to thin with at about 10-15% & carefully prepared the surfaces. I would start with a tip for Alkyd enamels, and go from there. Consider temperature and humidity as well.
For our application we used a 4'' smooth roller. We restored our horizontal band saw and it looked better than new.
My understanding is that anything that this paint touches is un-cleanable is so we use paint brushes that we throw away and are careful not to get it on anything else.
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Sorry I cannot. I applied to an old trailer with a brush. Worked great, however.
I had an exterior metal door painted in Hammerite hammered gold a few years ago. I would like to repaint the door in Hammerite red, and want to be absolutely certain that this is possible and what I might need to do to prepare the door before repainting?
Thanks. Excellent advice. I will scuff up the surface before repainting.
lightly sand to dull finish and then pressure wash to remove any dirt or particles. If there are rust spots, wire brush and primer with red oxide. Then apply new paint, brush, roller or spray. If you roller or spray, be sure to follow dilution recommendations for Hammerite paints. Regards.
I've painted over Hammerite multiple times over the years. Because of the glossy surface you might want to scuff up by sanding which would help. I use it on a trawler for the hydraulic fittings and components and just paint directly over without even sanding.The can says you can re-coat after curing but to sand.
Thank you. The existing coat is strong, but we want a color change. Pity. I think the gold looks great, even after baking in full day sun for three years. But the tenant wants a red door. Meh... As long as the two paints will adhere, there should be no problem. This is WONDERFUL paint!
Should be no problem unless gate is rusted.
I can tell you from personal experience that I once painted a frig with four coats of hammerite, all within about a half hour of each other. So if I were you, I'd go for it. You just may want to consider a very light sanding as I think this is considered best practices in the painting world. Just a little something to rough up the surface and make for better adhesion.
Can't say for sure about the red over gold, but I don't see why not, since Hammerite is a very heavy oil-based paint. Just make sure you apply enough coats to get complete coverage.Preparation can vary. Easiest would be to clean it thoroughly (like with TSP). Similar paints should go on over each other just fine. You do want to make sure you sand out any chipped edges, etc to prevent it from 'peeling' or cracking underneath.If you're concerned about the existing paint, ideal preparation would be to strip it - chemically (a heavy-duty paint stripper with plenty of elbow grease) or mechanically (sandpaper, sandblasting, etc.)Hope that helps.
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I am planning to paint a couple of old electric heaters - both made of steel. Rust is not the issue so much as I am hoping to duplicate the original finish as closely as possible. I think the hammered finish will look right. The question is: will the paint hold up with the high temperatures these heater housings may reach? Anyone use it in this sort of application?
Hi, I've used this on baseboard cast iron heaters with no problems whatsoever, Go for it. This paint is everything they say it is and more. Wish more people knew about it.
Hi Judy, I've said the same thing about Jamestown carrying this paint. I'm so glad they do. I can't buy it locally. Best wishes with your paint project. This Hammerite paint will not disappoint you!
I'm sorry I can not provide help in this as I have never used it in high temp applications. I would contact the manufacturer's help line.
Thank you so much for your answer! It sounds like pretty much the same application and I have confidence now that the paint will hold up. Thank goodness Jamestown carries it! I had a very hard time locating it to purchase. Thanks to all!
We love the product. We used it on the box that holds the battery for our automatic gate opener and the gate itself. It is exposed to the sun but not to extreme heat like a heater would put off. Sorry but that is all I can offer.
I used the paint to paint the bench vise . In my opinion I think it would be fine, people paint radiators with latex indoor house paint all the time. hope this helps .
do you guys ship to canada?
hi Rick. you said you CAN, but then you said sorry. I'm a bit confused. did you mean to say that you CANNOT?
We can ship hazardous materials out of the country sorry.
I plan to paint my metal bird bath. Would this paint withstand holding water?
yes it does I painted a car with the hammeright grey water does not affect it but if it gets too thick sunlight will dull the finish and it may develop cracks
Not recommended for under water. It is a extrior paint that does well in rain but not submerge. Hope this helps.Bruce
Get a good heavy but even coat on, and as long as you don't let it freeze in winter, I believe you'll be fine. Make sure you coat with a continuous seal, especially edges, with no missed spots to let water get behind your finish.
Thanks for the info and the quick response.
can I paint hammerite paint over a northstar urethane and be okay?
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I have used rust cap plenty . Yet all my application where with sand blasted material as needed. . I would have to say that rust cap will cover a urthane with peeling it up .
I'm sorry I honestly don't know
I wouldn't bet on it - This is a great product for outdoor use, chemistry the old fashion way, my guess is that has a methyl keytone base a very strong solvent. You can do the research but it probable dissolves urethane. I used it out doors on steel worked great.
can I use a roller, as I have a rather large area to do, and cannot spray?
My best guess is that you can use a roller even though I have only used a brush. The important thing to remember is that you can not remove this paint once it is on a surface. Plan to throw away anything used to apply it.
Yes application can be done with a roller.
What does "Hammered finish" mean? I've read some of the comments here, and don't see this paint's use on a boat trailer.I need a paint for repainting my 1994 boat trailer. There is some rust, which I will sand off. It is steel--not galvanized--and is used in fresh water. I want a high gloss, automotive smooth finish. What do you recommend?Thanks.
The Hammerite Rust Cap Paint in Hammered finish is best used on rusted metal surfaces that aren't easy to remove the rust. It will not give you a shiny automotive-like finish. It dries with an uneven textured look as if you painted over metal that was hammered with a ball peen hammer--looks kind of cool but not automotive finish. I would recommend putting on two coats of an automotive epoxy primer. Then I would use an automotive urethane single stage paint. Read urethane paint instructions before use as it may require using a sealant coat over the epoxy primer (for adhesion purposes) prior to spraying the urethane single stage. Single stage urethane dries high gloss since it has clear coat mixed into it. Using two stage urethane is a bit more difficult as it requires using base coat followed by clear coat to get the glossiness. Read all data sheets and wear protective coveralls along with a good respirator. The epoxy primer gives significant protection from rust reappearing in short period of time. The urethane paint will protect the trailer from future attack from the elements better than almost anything else on the market. These paints are even available now in water-based form. Just search online.
I used Hammerite on a metal exterior door and it worked great. It gave it a nice finish, high gloss. When the paint dries it looks like beaten metal. The door had some rust on it too, before I painted it I wire brushed the rust off. Hope this answers your question.Richard
This is the best paint for rusted areas hands down. It looks like reptile skin, lots of craggy dark lines that form a pattern in the color that looks like hammer blows. It finishes glossy but not like a smooth auto finish. Ask them to help you find the right paint.Patton, In Oregon
I live near the Pacific Ocean, rust never rest but Hammerite will keep it at bay. If you haven't used Hammerite I suggest planning your project before beginning to paint. The product requires maintaining a wet edge and touching up within four hours or waiting 7 days. The outcome is fantastic!
I have bought this product again and again
I painted my kitchen floor! It was ugly Mexican tile. I have also painted my outdoor furniture, some bar stools,,an antique iron garden gate,,etcI "found" my first can. Put out for the trash. It was 12 years old and had never been opened!!That's how I found out how wonderful it is. It was good as new!!
2 years later
Interior car door was rusting. Removed rust, painted with Rust Cap (hammered finish) and it has rusted through the paint 18 months year later.
One of the few Suppliers in the US where you can get Hammerite. Tough Stuff! Rust protection with no priming and hammered finish is durable and hides any surface imperfections. Highly Recommend!
Metro Detroit Area
Dark Blue Hammerite Qt.
Covers & dries well
I would buy this product again & again
Couldn't find this product locally. Very happy to find it at Jamestown. Perfect for painting the bed of the steel utility trailer I was building. Pricey paint but great for the job. I used it previously for many marine product painting jobs.
I built some 4" steel support structures 6 years ago. Great stuff. I am back for more.
King City, MO
This is the second color we have tried in the hammerite and we love it! We painted metal cabinets and most recently bare steel on a sheet metal brake stand as well as the sheet metal brake itself. Both turned out really great!
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I painted my mother's old heavy rusted golf cart over 15 years ago, by just wire brushing off loose rust and it still has not rusted through. I also painted the axels on my salt water boat trailer 5 years ago, sill not rusted through. A very good paint for heavy rust.
Excellent paint to refresh a trailer
I used Hammerite to repaint an open car trailer. The metal was in good shape but rusty and the remaining paint was pretty tired. I used this product before, many years ago, for a similar purpose and the results were excellent. The paint stayed looking good for at least 5 years until I sold the trailer even though the trailer was parked outside in New England weather. This product is easy to apply but a bit messy to clean up. I decided to just use an old brush and roller and throw them away when done. I think the hannered finish is attractive for this application. I highly recommend this product for anyone who needs to repaint rusty metal to keep it looking new for a long time.