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Author Topic: What colour to paint mill and rust treatment?  (Read 785 times)

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Re: What colour to paint mill and rust treatment?
« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2018, 11:06:36 PM »
 :D :D  I thought I'd get a reaction from somebody with that.

I guarantee that if you buy a can of tartan paint you can spray it on as well as brush it on.  :)
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Re: What colour to paint mill and rust treatment?
« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2018, 11:47:22 PM »
Well btulloh , that plaid paint gets screwed up if you spray it on . It can only be done with a brush.  You have to brush in only one direction . No back and forth like with solid colors.
If you spray it you need a steady hand or the tartan has waves.  Nobody likes a tartan with waves, it makes the Scots dizzy!  
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Re: What colour to paint mill and rust treatment?
« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2018, 08:21:20 AM »
I use Rusty Metal Primer (brown) followed by oil based red paint to match the mill. (I think they are Rustoleum products) They have served me well. My mill is almost always under a shed so it get only wind-blown rain and humidity. Given that, the expensive stuff is just not worth the cost to me.
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Re: What colour to paint mill and rust treatment?
« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2018, 01:13:53 PM »
Thanks for all the suggestions and information.......seems prep and painting may be as big a job as building it!

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Re: What colour to paint mill and rust treatment?
« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2018, 01:32:10 PM »
bigger. I am currently working on it now. My hands look like I strangled a smurf :)

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« Reply #25 on: December 01, 2018, 07:22:02 PM »
bigger. I am currently working on it now. My hands look like I strangled a smurf :)
Bigger is apparently right. When I ordered my mill from Cooks 16 years ago they said that the painting process took longer than building it. 
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Re: What colour to paint mill and rust treatment?
« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2018, 10:23:57 PM »
I would have to say proper prep takes just about as long as building it. If you take the days spent in the shop staring at it and re-engineering something out of the equation.


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