Remove all rust from the metal using a wire brush. Remove flaking or peeling areas with a scraper.
Wash the metal trailer with TSP (trisodium phosphate cleaner) degreasing cleaner to remove all grease and grime. Rinse the trailer with clear water using a hose. Allow the trailer to dry completely.
Apply a coat of galvanized metal primer to the trailer. Allow the prime to dry for the amount of time recommended by the manufacturer. When the primer is dry, apply a second coat.
Apply a coat of metal paint to the trailer. Allow the paint to dry for the amount of time recommended by the manufacturer. When the paint is dry, apply a second coat.
Things You Will Need
- Protective eyewear
- Protective gloves
- Wire brush
- Trisodium phosphate cleaner
- Galvanized metal primer
- Galvanized metal paint
- Use oil-based paint with oil-based primer. Use latex paint with latex primer.