Hammerite Rust Cap "Hammered Finish" spray 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 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. This is the aerosol spray paint version in the "Hammered Finish".
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I have a bird bath with a rusting bowl (25 inch diameter). Would Hammerite Rust Cap spray paint be suitable to use? Would it hold up under constant water in the bowl? Would it be safe for birds if the water were changed regularly?
It would work on a metal bowl. Just can't say how long it will last with constant water in it.
JD Tech Team
And would you call the paint hammered finish like Rustoleums ?? We're looking for something that will make our metal look distressed
From what I can tell, the texture of the Hammerite is finer, not as pronounced, than Rustoleum. I've not used Rustoleum; I'm going by how the cap looks. Hope that helps.
I used the Hammerite I bought on a steel balcony railing. It does not have any texture to it but the paint color looks a little distressed. Don't read too much into the name of the paint. It's mostly just paint but does seem to be holding up well on my railings. I'd recommend buying one can and try it.
It looks like you hit a piece of metal with a ballpeen hammer and then put a nice coat of paint on it.
Hammerite is superior to rust o leukemia and it definitely has a rippled look to it
The finish looks like the cap. It's a hammered look as described. Not sure I would call it distressed.
Not as "Hammered" as Rustoleum. Used the Blue because it matched the vintage Blue of a Dietz post WWII lantern
what primer do I use on galvanized metal when using hammertite paint?
There is no need for primer when using Hammerite paint.Just apply it to the bare metal.
The manufacturer says no primer is necessary. I have used this product on all types of material and it really holds up great.
Galvanized steel is already rust preserved. Hammerite can be applied over standard alkyd spray primer or direct to the galvanize. Either way apply a light etch with scotch Brite or steel whool. Scotch Brite preferred. If using steel whool wipe down with solvent thoroughly after scuffing.How this helps
I'm considering painting my old Jeep with this. What is the best means to paint this? I would assume spray but have seen several that have used brush. If spraying, what type of sprayer should be used? I see that it is very thick, so not sure if a HVLP would be able to handle it. Do the spray cans get the same quality results as the quart/gallons? Sorry, several questions in there.
Fantastic product for an old jeep frame. I would definitely brush on, product sprays well but difficult to get the thickness that it needs. Two coats brushed would do nicely. As for the rattle can, thickness is key here, I used as a touch up or hard to reach spots, but needs many many coats to be effective over the long run. Background story, I purchased couple of years ago to coat an old frame, has held up nicely and have since used regularly for similar purposes. J. R.
Actually, I'm considering painting the body with it. Looking for a durable paint that has a classic look (Jeep is a '71 CJ6) and what better color can do this than mid green. The texture will add something in my opinion too (ala the Stanley thermoses that I love so much- built for life). I just have a hard time picturing myself painting a vehicle with a paint brush or roller, but if it gets the job done and looks as good as some of the other producst I've seen painted with hammerite, then I'll get over it.
I have a fibreglass truck canopy I would like to paint.Will Hammerite work on this surface? The canopy is already painted in a factory paint and the surface is in good condition, just wrong color. If Hammerite works in this case what surface prep would you suggest?
remove oil and wax with a pre-cleaner and scuff with fine scotchbrite or 400 grit sand paper
Sorry. I know very little about fiberglass.I used it on cast iron and it worked well after a complete sanding, cleaning, and drying.
I use this paint on just about everything. The adhesion is outstanding and the finished surface is tough as nails. I don't use any primer but I always make sure the surface to be painted is clean and smooth. On large surfaces it can be a little tricky to get the finish even but that does not change the durability. I hope this helps you.
Sand the fiberglass lightly with 220, and wash well, mask windows and body, then spray lightly (to avoid runs), and add additional coat(s) as necessary. It will look like a hammered metal finish.
Thanks Pete. I did use Hammerite about 20 yearsago in an old truck bed and found it to be outstanding. But I see the manufacturer does not mention anything about non-metal surfaces.Sounds like you have had extensive luck with the product. So you have used it on painted fibreglass?Cam
Thanks Charles, Good insights on the prep.So you recommend spray on application. I don't have any spay equipment, would you suggest using the spray cans of Hammerite?Cam
Can't say I have used it on fiberglass but I have used it on all types of metal, plastic and wood.
What outside temperature is best when using this product and would I be able to use it on a large steel custom porch for my trailer?
Don't know about the temperature item; I've only used it in moderate or warm temperatures. I do know that cans should not be left out in very cold temperatures; they won't spray well after that. I was very pleased with this. I used it on the frame of a trailer in late 2011. It has been sitting outside uncovered ever since and is in A1 condition.
DAVID N. GOODCHILD
Our brass fireplace insert needs refinishing across the front. Is there a hammerite paint that can be used on surfaces near high temperatures?
My guess would be that it will tolerate high heat. Maybe paint some other metal piece, place it near the heat and see what happens. I also think that the quart would work better than the spray, you can get a thicker coatÂ’Â¢?_do it outside!!! good luck, it is an amazing product
I have cast iron baseboard radiators that I would like to paint with Hammerite black or grey. They had been painted years ago, do I need to strip them down to bare metal or can this be applied over paint, as long as the surface is clean?
PS - they were not previously painted with Hammerite
I would blast them. It will make it look that much nicer in the end.
I used the Hammerite paint to coat and outdoor metal object. It had some rust showing which I cleaned off with some abrasive paper, then applied the paint directly. You will realize with an outdoor metal object I have to repeat this process every couple years but it works. I think application to a clean metal surface, not down to bare metal would work.
I would rough the surface a little with sandpaper, but I have found that it is not necessary to strip the item. I have used Hammerite on many, many different surfaces and the only problem I have had is on a plasic, hard-used table top, where the user's hand almost contantly rests. (Probably the oil in his skin). Good luck with your project.
no you shouldn't need to strip to metal.. as long as the surface if "intact" -- not lose or flaking. You can even spray over rust. If the paint is not what you want, it needs continue to adhere to the radiator. However, if it wasn't designed for the heat, or the surface is loose or tacky, then it should be removed.
Hammerite is very friendly to old paint. Make sure it is clean and start with a light coat.
I just sprayed my air cleaner canister of the car.I used the silver gray hammered. I didn't get the high gloss look.Am I supposed to spray a wet coat or do I wax it to shine it up?
A wet coat will shine more. Wet coats will also make hammer finish more pronounced.
I'd say make sure your final coat is heavy and wet, wet, wet. Like where it almost wants to flow or run, and you can see the hammer stuff swirl in the wet paint.Light coats will not flow, and will tack almost immediately and give a matte or dusty looking finish, or almost chalky or powdery looking. And once a light coat dries, the rough texture will probably be an impediment to waxing.
What does silver/gray look like? Is it closer to stainless steel, or darker, like graphite? Thanks!
Margaret: This is the BEST paint. I would say the color is closer to stainless steel. It is difficult to tell from the itty-bitty color swatch, but that is truer to the color.Hope this helps.
Dear Margaret,I only have experience with Mid Green, which is the correct color for the oil filter cannister on my '67' Triumph TR4A. I would guess, and this is only a guess, thet the Siler/Gray would be brighter than graphite, but most likely duller than stainless steel? Good Luck! Ron Parks
I bought Hammered Finish (Black). It's a great product, much better than Rustorium(sp). Its finish looks like the metal was truly hammered and not just sprayed on. I used it on Patio furniture (metal) which I leave out year round. So far it looks the same now as when I used Hammerite Finish back in 2009, its still great. Hope this helps. Anthony J. W
ANTHONY J. WHEELER
used Hammerite on refurbishing an old wood lathe-great product
This paint gives a unique and very durable finish.It does take a bit of getting use too but in a short time the results are excellent.
Stuff is great
Painted over galvanized metal after proper prep, goes on smooth and easily, highly recommended
Great Product with Good Coverage
Used this paint on a vintage peanut vending machine. I used the dark blue and it had excellent coverage. I would highly recommend this product and know I will use it again on other projects as they come up. Using a dark blue on aluminum, it had even coverage and did not run. The finished product has the "Hammered Finish", which I was wanting on this machine.
Hammertone and wrinkle finish paints are getting hard to find, so this seller rates high in handling what I needed
NEW CASTLE, IN
The specialty paints are getting hard for me to locate, so I appreciate finding this seller.
NEW CASTLE, IN
A great find
A hard to find item in my area, so this was a great find.Items were packed with extra care and arrived in good time.
NEW CASTLE, IN
Award Winning Paint? Pretty close...
I used this paint extensively on a high-end, AIA award-winning architectural project where the finish was prominently displayed. I love the hammered texture.
Takes a little practice to master
Hammertone paint will give you different finishes based on how heavy or light you spray it on. You can't "fog" or "mist" this stuff on and get the nice hammered finish most folks are looking for. Lighter coats give less hammering and thicker coats give more hammering (but is harder to control). Try spraying on a piece of scrap material and use a couple of different techniques before applying to your project to make sure you ge the finish you want.
Ft. Worth, TX
Spray can failed
The nozzle clogged after 15 seconds[...] I ordered another, but have not used it yey.