Wrought Iron/Aluminum fence repaint

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Old 10-29-18, 08:07 AM
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Wrought Iron/Aluminum fence repaint

My deck fence is 6 years old and is surface-rusting. I've sanded it thoroughly and sprayed it with RustOleum Sandable Primer (black). I need to apply a finish coat. The color is a brown tone and needs to matte, not glossy. I don't want to use an indoor/outdoor product (Behr). RustOleum makes a specialty paint, but it is a semi-gloss. Any ideas? I've tried to find a DTM (direct-to-metal) paint, with little success
 
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Old 10-29-18, 08:39 AM
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I don't want to use an indoor/outdoor product (Behr)
Thats good, just google Behr and read all the bad results, just dont do it!


I've tried to find a DTM (direct-to-metal) paint, with little success
No real thing, primer sticks to metal, paint sticks to primer!
 
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Old 10-29-18, 01:46 PM
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Is this an aluminum fence or wrought iron? that will determine the type of paint that should be used.
You should be able to find the coating sheen you desire in the correct type of paint at most any paint store [not a paint dept]
 
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Old 10-29-18, 01:51 PM
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It's likely aluminum. I can't believe the builder would go the expense of wrought iron.
 
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Old 10-29-18, 01:54 PM
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Check it with a magnet.
Aluminum can be painted with either latex or oil base paint, wrought iron needs oil base paint.
 
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