I am no longer soliciting ideas for this project and greatly appreciate the advice i ve been given.
Estimate to paint a chimney sheet metal.
I ve read that galvanized steel is zinc treated to resist rusting.
If you buy premixed paint you can always get more and most stores will let you return unopened cans.
Clean with mildew retardant solution if necessary.
If your home has narrow lap siding add another 10 percent to your estimate.
Use a small touch up brush to get any hard to reach areas or crevices.
Many homeowners only consider painting a chimney cap if it is made out of galvanized steel as a way to protect it against rust.
He s also asked about wrapping the chimney in sheet metal with a metal cap and has indicated a preference for it.
If you don t have a roller you may use a paint brush though it will take longer to cover the chimney.
Polly a condo manager wants to paint all the metal chimey flues at her complex.
Paint the exterior surface of the chimney with a quality latex exterior paint.
Thanks for the suggestions.
It is best to use a paint rated for a minimum of 250 degrees f for a metal chimney.
How should she tackle this painting project.
Some metal such as galvanized steel can rust over time.
This makes it difficult for paint to adhere and a person must treat the metal before painting to remove some of the zinc properties.
For textured materials such as shingles or shakes add 20 percent.
Paint a metal chimney flue.
Waterproofing a block chimney.
They get very hot to the touch.
Do not use alkyd based paints or oil based primer.
Apply the paint with a thick paint roller.
This paint is self priming so there is no need for you to prime first.
The first is galvanization on regular steel is a coating.
High heat paints that are rated for less than 250 degrees f have primers available based on the temperature rating of the metal that you are painting.
It will be 24 gauge steel with cross breaks to the chimney opening to shed water.
I will use some of them in my estimate to my client.
How to paint galvanized chimneys.
Stainless steel will not but copper can tarnish.
Wire brush to remove dirt and other contaminants.
Galvanized chimneys have two special properties that must be taken into consideration before painting.
Paints that are made for galvanized surfaces will require less prep work and will adhere better than other kinds of paint.
You should always consider the kind of metal that the chimney cap is made out of.