Twin metal loft bed – Unlike wood, metallic surfaces are slick and non-porous, making them unsuitable for color adhesion. If you try to paint over twin metal loft bed with plain brim primer and color, you will inevitably see the flakes in a short period of time. Fortunately, you can paint a twin metal loft bed if you know the correct way to grind the surface to promote adequate adhesion. You should also know the correct application techniques that can prevent brush strokes in the final finish.
Ideas for paint twin metal loft bed. Set up work space outdoors or in a ventilated space as an open garage. Remove the mattress and all bedding. Moisten a cloth with alcohol, and wipe off the bed metal bed. Allow 10 minutes for the paint to dry. Cover parts of the bed metal bed you do not want to paint with target tape. Protect the floor with fabric draperies. Apply a very thin layer of etching primer using a 2- to 4-inch latex brush. Allow the primer to cure for four hours, effectively grinding the metal to ensure color adhesion. Wash the latex brush with water. Apply a very thin layer of oil-based paint to bed metal bed with oil-based brush. Do not try to cover the surface of the first coat as this will result in brush strokes in the final finish.
Allow the paint to dry for two hours and then apply another very thin layer of paint. Allow the second coating to dry for two hours and apply additional layers until the etching primer is completely covered. Clean oil-based paintbrush brush. And then over the application is the most common cause of brush strokes in the final finish. Never attempt to paint a twin metal loft bed without wearing an etching primer first or you will end with a finish that will not hold.