Steel buildings are easy to maintain. We say that because the construction material metal does not need regular refurbishments like conventional construction materials. All that a steel metal building requires is a good quality paint after a few years from construction. You can give your steel building a new look by re-painting the building using good quality paints.
Different qualities of paints are used to coat the roof and the walls of a metal building. The roof does not require a primer coat whereas it is recommended that the walls of your steel metal building should always be coated with a primer first. Primer gives strength to your paint and saves it from adverse effects of weather.
How to prepare your steel building before you paint it?
Clean the surface of the steel metal building before you paint it. A steel building surface (walls and roof) should be very clean before you apply anything on them. All chemicals, dirt, grease and chalk should be completely removed from the surface of the building. Steel building paints do not stay on a chalky base.
Types of paints to be used on metal buildings
Ceramic or Acrylic paints are used to paint a steel metal building. After a coat of primer you should coat your building with an acrylic or ceramic paint. Both these paints can be either rolled or sprayed on. You can also give your metal building two coats of a primer if your building is old or if your contractor suggests it. Steel building paints dry up quickly and do not need any care. These are long lasting and also offer protection to the insulation sheets of your steel metal building.