Post by runnergirl on Aug 15, 2015 23:07:40 GMT -5
I am building my first mews (sponsor secured, test passed, sponsor guiding me through my hundred questions so far...) and I'm using conduit (1/2 inch EMT) for my windows. I've seen a couple of pics (at least one on this forum) of painted conduit. I'm wondering what you've used and how it's holding up. All the paint I've found says not to use it on galvanized. I don't want to waste my time and have it all come off, I'd rather leave it plain if it's not likely to stick.
Pretty much any spray paint that says it's for metal will work. Rustoleum would probably be a good choice. I wouldn't worry if it says it isn't for galvanized steel. That probably refers more to cold dipped galvanized than hot dipped (much smoother surface). I've painted a lot of conduit and haven't had any sticking problems. The most important thing is to make sure there is no dirt or oil on the conduit before painting it. Get some lacquer thinner and a rag and wipe off each piece of conduit before painting it.
Do yourself a favor. If you have a lot of conduit to paint, pick up one of these.
Post by runnergirl on Aug 16, 2015 14:31:28 GMT -5
Thank you so much for that tip on the attachment! I hadn't seen those before. Looks like the local Lowe's has them in stock. I'm very glad to hear that Rustoleum for metal products will work, as I've got some leftover from another project that I can use! I know I've got plain acetone, I figured I could clean it with that first. I think we have mineral spirits somewhere to....