2nd coat of CIP

Using CIP & Owatrol Oil to protect new metal gates

We’ve had another great case study sent across to us from a customer in Greece. This is a great metal protection solution. The customer had a new metal gate (and a pretty impressive one at that) and wanted to give it the best corrosion protection. They wanted it to be looking at its best in years to come.

Metal gates ready for priming and finishing with Owatrol

They wanted to use a high quality primer with anti-corrosion protection and then a decorative finish to produce a statement entranceway and protect the new metal gates. It was recommended that CIP (Corrosion Inhibiting Primer) be used initially followed by a Greek anti-rust paint with 20% Owatrol Oil added for additional rust protection.

Step 1: Apply 1st coat of CIP to protect new metal gates

As the metal gate was new and clean, no surface preparation was needed. This means that the customer was able to go straight ahead and apply the first coat of CIP. Corrosion Inhibiting Primer is an anti-corrosion primer which can be overcoated in both single and 2-pack paints. It’s perfect for use in aggressive climatic conditions and provides exemplary protection against rust.

1st Coat of CIP

Step 2: Apply 2nd coat of CIP

As these gates would be subject to aggressive climatic conditions we recommended that a second CIP coat be applied before the finish. Generally though if the surface is new and clean then one coat would be sufficient. See the directions for use for specific guidance as this depends on your surface. You need to wait 24 hours in between coats for the CIP to fully dry.

2nd coat of CIP

Step 3: Apply the finish

As this project was completed in Greece, the finish used is not what would be recommended in this country. We would recommend using Owatrol Deco gloss finish as a decorative finish with anti corrosive properties inherent in the paint. It comes in 13 different colours and gives great protection against corrosion with a high gloss, professional finish.

In this case though, a Greek anti-rust paint was used but it was mixed with 20% Owatrol Oil to give additional rust protection. You can do this with UK-based anti-rust paints too if you’re wanting to use a different manufacturer. Although obviously if you use Owatrol Deco you don’t need to add any Owatrol Oil!

CIP case study plus finishing coat with Owatrol Oil mixed

 

Protecting your metal structures straight away when they’re new is a really positive plan. This is because it’s much easier than having to deal with preparing and protecting surfaces which have already rusted. Plus, there’s little or no preparation needed. If you have a metal protection project that you’d be happy for us to share for others’ inspiration then get in touch!

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5 thoughts on “Using CIP & Owatrol Oil to protect new metal gates

  1. WE HAVE A RUSTED STEEL BEAM ACTING AS A LINTEL.
    WATER INGRESS OVER MANY YEARS HAS SEVERELY CORRODED THE UNDERSIDE OF THE BOTTOM FLANGE FORTUNATELY WITHOUT IMPAIRING THE MECHANICAL STRENGTH OF THE BEAM.
    WE HAVE REMOVED SCALE AND WIREBRUSHED THE OTHER SURFACES – WE WOULD WELCOME YOUR RECOMMENDATION FOR THE TOTAL TREATMENT OF THE METAL>

    1. Hi Dan,

      I have passed your enquiry onto our technical team and will have an answer for you as soon as possible.

      Many thanks,
      The Owatrol Team

    2. Hi Daniel,

      The advice form our technical team is to saturate the rusted surfaces with Owatrol Oil first – follow the directions in the product information sheet as to how to do this. Then allow to dry for 24 hours.Next finish with 2 coats of Owatrol Deco. Then allow a full 48 hours drying after last coat of Deco before concreting or plastering.

      If you require any further assistance then please do get in touch.

      Many thanks,
      The Owatrol Team

  2. Just painted cast iron railings with Owatrol-Deco followed instructions re drying time however rain has made the surface go wrinkly please advise do I need to start again or any advice would be welcome?

    1. Hi Sandra,

      I have sent your enquiry to our technical team and will have a response as soon as possible.

      Many thanks,
      The Owatrol Team

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