Using Everbrite with Painted Metal

Our Everbrite Protective Coating line is designed for use on painted metals and works great on garage doors, storage  doors, metal siding, garden sheds and any other metallic surface that has been painted.

There are different directions for non-painted metal, such as Brass, Copper ,Aluminium or Stainless Steel,

 

F-150 Truck Before and After Everbrite

 

Preparing Your Painted Metal

 

Before you apply Everbrite to your painted metal, it is important that you give it a thorough clean.

Everbrite EZ Prep Concentrated Cleaner has been specially formulated for removing dirt and grime from almost any surface. You can even use EZ Prep around the home.

To clean, you will need the following items;

  • Bucket
  • Microfiber Towel / Sponge / Soft Bristled Brush
  • Hose with Water
  • EZ Prep Concentrated Cleaner

It is also recommended that you wear a pair of gloves and some eye protection if available.

  1. Fill a bucket with water and mix in 10ml of EZ Prep per litre of water. (You can add in more if you require a stronger mixture)
  2. Rinse the surface down with water. DO NOT apply the soapy solution directly to a dry surface or it may streak.
  3. Clean your surface in small sections at a time, starting at the bottom and working upwards. If you start at the top and go down, the water may run and cause streaks which can be difficult to remove.
  4. DO NOT ALLOW THE SOAP TO DRY. Rinse thoroughly and check the surface for any water beads or bubbles. If you see water beading, it means that the surface is still dirty. Water should glide over the surface if properly clean.
  5. After thoroughly rinsing and removing all soap, leave to dry. It is important to ensure that no cleaner or contaminants are left on the surface.

 

Using Everbrite Protective Coating on Painted Metal

 

After your Painted Metallic surface has been cleaned and has dried, you are ready to apply the Everbrite Protective Coating.

To apply Everbrite, you will need the following items;

  • Everbrite Protective Coating (Classic, MATTE or SATIN)
  • Applicator Tool
    • Clearcoat Applicator - Suitable for small to medium areas.
    • Foam Brush - Suited for a range of surface sizes.
    • High Density Roller - Ideal for large areas.
    • Solvent Rated Paint Brush - Suited for a range of surface sizes.
    • Lint-free cloth, folded into a pad. - Suitable for smaller areas.
    • Spray Gun with Fine Tip - Suitable for large areas and commercial use.
  • Metal Application Pan (A metal paint pan or a thowaway aluminium roasting tray)
  • Protective Equipment
    • Nitrile Gloves.
    • Goggles / Eye Protection.
    • If spraying, a breathing mask and respirator.

Once you have your surface cleaned, follow the step below;

  1. Put down a tarp if working on slurry or blacktop. (Just in case you spill some)
  2. Pour a small amout of Everbrite Protective Coating into clean, dry metal container / aluminium roasting try. DO NOT DILUTE OR MIX WITH WATER.
  3. Dip applicator completely into Everbrite. Squeeze out any excess ensuring the applicator is wet but not dripping.
  4. Apply Everbrite to your surface, letting the applicator glide across the surface. DO NOT press hard or apply excess pressure as this will cause dripping.
    1. If dripping does occur, simply wipe them away with your applicator.
  5. Once applied, leave to dry. Everbrite Protective Coating is self-levelling and will smooth out as it dries.

If you have missed any areasm simply wait until the surface is dry before fixing. DO NOT try fixing missed areas while it is still wet or you may end up with an uneven finish.

Most surfaces will benefit from multiple coats of Everbrite and you can apply additional coats as each coat dries. This can vary from 5 - 20 minutes depending on temperature and humidity.

If you notice streaks on your surface, it means that the surface has not been evenly covered and there was most likely too much pressure when applying Everbrite.

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