Light up your garden

There are plenty ways of making your metal objects into something new with help of Hammerite Direct to Rust Metal Paint. Beautify your old garden lanterns by painting them with Hammerite metal paint and  give your garden a fresh look.

  1. Remove all loose rust and flaking paint from the lanterns using a wire brush or coarse sandpaper.

  2. Wash down thoroughly with diluted detergent, rinse with clean water and allow to dry. This ensures the removal of any grease, dirt or dust which might prevent the paint from adhering to the metal.

  3. If the lantern is made from bare zinc, aluminium or galvanised metal, use Hammerite Direct to Galvanised Metal Paint, otherwise we used Hammerite Direct to Rust Metal Paint in Smooth, Satin or Hammered finish.

  4. Wherever you decide to paint the lanterns, make sure the ground and surrounding area are protected with a dust sheet or newspaper to catch any spills or drips.

  5. Apply paint using a good quality brush. Two thin coats will achieve the best look but leave to dry for 4 hours before applying the second coat.

  6. Some finishes also come in an Aerosol for spraying.