Painting Process & Guide

Question: What product should l use to treat surface rust on metal before painting?

Answer: Rustblock Rust Converter converts rust to stop corrosion and provides a suitable surface for subsequent priming and painting. Rustblock Rust Converter interacts with metal iron oxides, converting them into an adherent black layer that is more resistant to moisture and provides a surface for various top coatings such as latex paints and enamels. Rustblock Rust Converter chemically treats the rust, converting it into an inert compound. Using a Rustblock Rust Converter, you are adding a double layer of protection against future rusting before you even topcoat.

Question: What paint should l use for weld areas on galvanised steel?

Answer: Rustblock Cold Gal is a zinc-rich, cold galvanising primer for long-term, extra heavy duty corrosion protection. It’s designed to prevent corrosion through galvanic protection by forming a protection barrier, encapsulates the metal in a zinc film. It’s ideal for usage on clean, rust free steel in highly corrosive environments such as coastal regions. It’s safe to use on all structural steelwork. Self-sacrificing, the Omega Rustblock Cold Gal will react on ferrous metals to replace damaged surfaces and provide a protective barrier. Suitable for interior and exterior applications.

Question: I have a steel structure and there are cavities and channels that I can’t get in to coat, how can l prevent rust forming in these areas?

Answer: Rustblock Fish Oil is an anti-corrosive protective fluid for rusted steel where normal surface preparation is difficult. It’s ideal                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 for hard to reach areas such as cracks, crevices along pipes, nuts and bolts, hinges and welds. Note: Rustblock Fish Oil does not dissolve rust. For badly rusted areas, apply Omega Rustblock Rust Converter.

Question: Is there a special coating for galvanised steel, brass, copper, aluminium, and zincalume®?

Answer: Rustblock Etch Primer is a single pack, quick drying, polyvinyl and zinc phosphate based etch primer for all bare metal surfaces. Rustblock Etch Primer has excellent adhesion to galvanised steel, brass, copper, aluminium, zincalume®, lead and steel surfaces. It can be top coated with various finishes. Rustblock Etch Primer can also be used for pre-treatment of steel surfaces after proper surface preparation.

Question: With metal exposed to harsh elements, is there a primer that will provide greater protection than normal primers?

Answer: Rustblock Heavy Duty Metal Primer is a high performance, anti-corrosive metal primer. Rustblock Heavy Duty Metal Primer forms a tough, flexible anti-corrosive coating to resist corrosion, even in the harshest of environments. Rustblock Heavy Duty Metal Primer provides outstanding rust protection and is an excellent base for Rustblock Epoxy Gloss Enamel and other quality Omega top coat finishes.

Question: What coating will give a high gloss finish and stand up to the wear and tear?

Answer: Rustblock Epoxy Gloss Enamel is a high performance, anti-corrosive metal finish. Rustblock Epoxy Gloss Enamel forms a tough, durable, flexible anti-corrosive coating to resist corrosion, even in the harshest of environments. Rustblock Epoxy Gloss Enamel provides outstanding rust protection to all metal and steel surfaces.

Question: I want a coating that is easy to spray, hide surface defects and give a finish that will take some impact?

Answer: Rustblock Hammertone is a decorative coating resembling hammered sheet metal. It camouflages imperfect surfaces and hides unsightly dents, scratches and joints. Rustblock Hammertone is a quick drying finish. When sprayed, it produces a uniform and attractive hammer pattern with good slip resistance. Rustblock Hammertone offers a hard and glossy finish.

Question: Can l phone or e-mail and get in contact with a Coating Specialist to give advice?

Answer: Omega Paints, Coating Specialist are happy to assist in any questions you may have. Call (02) 9832 0000 or e-mail Office hours are 8am to 5pm AEST Monday through Friday.

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