Interior Decorating Tips Living Room
In the painting of ironwork it is care rather than skill that is called for. As already pointed out, thorough cleaning before painting is imperative if good results are to be obtained.
Should any grease be present it must be removed or the paint will not dry. This removal can be effected with any cheap solvent, such as naphtha, turpentine or paraffin.
Painting should always be done when the weather is dry. No paint will adhere properly to a moist surface.
In priming galvanized iron, the red-lead paint may be used slightly thinner than on other types of ironwork so as to make sure that there is a complete penetration of even the smallest irregularity of surface. This is assisted by thoroughly brushing the paint in every direction.