Getting Metal Finishing Right

Getting Metal Finishing Right

Enviro-Tech Coatings Blog

A quality metal finishing project is the result of following the correct steps from start through completion. An experienced metal finishing supplier will follow these steps to deliver exceptional services.

Prepare the Metal Surface

Dirt, grease, oil, and loose paint must be removed to assure the paint will adhere to the metal properly. The metal needs to be completely clean to produce a quality metal finishing application.

Sandblast for Best Results

It’s a well-known fact in metal finishing that the rougher the metal surface, the poorer the project. By sandblasting your metal, the paint will stick to it easier, look better, and last longer.

Use the Correct Paint

The wrong paint, such as spray paint, low quality paint, or paint not made for metal surfaces will peel, chip, and wear quickly. Be sure to choose a paint developed for metal finishing and apply evenly to produce a professional paint project.

Rusted Metal Requires a Special Primer

Metal with rust will need primer before the metal finishing process. Prepare the metal surface for priming by removing loose rust, clean the metal thoroughly, and then apply a zinc-chromate primer.

Use Compatible Primer and Paint

A primer and paint that aren’t meant to be used together can ruin the finished project. Research the products to be applied to your metal surfaces assure the paint adheres to the metal surface correctly.

Since opening its doors in 2000, Enviro Tech Coatings has been laser-focused on delivering metal finishing, painting and coating services that far exceed industry standards. Our team of experts consistently provides exceptional metal surface finishing techniques and quality painting to meet your requirements. We maintain Air Permits and are a fully approved site for blasting and painting. If you would like a bid on a project, please contact us at 989-495-0000 or visit

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