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    Use tile paint on RSJ

    Painters & Decorators

    Hi - I am about to buy tile paint. I only need a small amount - I will buy Ronseal One Coat Tile Paint Satin Grey Slate. I need to buy a similar colour to paint an internal exposed RSJ steel beam - can I use this tile paint for that? Do I need to do any prep work other than cleaning?

    Asked by Zoe on 30th Mar 2020
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    Lunar builders/Flat pack assembly

    "You will need to use metal paint for the rsj steel beam. You can get these in many colours. If the beam is internal, it should be boxed in with 1hr fire plaster boards."

    Answered on 30th Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    Rahim Interior & Exterior

    "Hi Zoe,

    Thank you for consulting me for advice. I would advise you to clean both the tiles and the steal beam before painting. Make sure they are free from dirt and moist, Also you would need a different paint for metal steel beam.

    I would advice you to replace the beams if possible if not buy a small amount of metal paint .

    Hope that helps


    Answered on 30th Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    DR Maintence

    "You may find that using a tile paint on steel work may start to peel over time, I recommend you wipe the steel down with white spirits then undercoat with a metal paint then I would highly recommend you by a tin of hammerite metal paint instead of tile paint it will last 10 times longer and give you a better finish

    Bear in mind if it's a gray colour you are using you will need a light grey undercoat"

    Answered on 3rd Apr 2020 - Member since Apr 2017 - report
    Au Faix

    "Use metal paint not tile paint it will just bleed through"

    Answered on 6th May 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
    T@P decorating

    "For the RSJ I would use a metal paint. Clean the surface of dust etc, prime then paint in the metal paint"

    Answered on 20th Apr 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report

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