Can I use oil-based paint conditioner with hammerite paint!
Quick answer, no!
Hammerite is not spirit based, Owatrol will not mix with it and you’ll endup with a gloopy mess.
I have never rated hammerite as a product, is anyone of a different opinion?
I found that the Dulux Metalshield, which they pitch as modern Hammerite, was easier to use and on a development, I saw it had been going a few years already on bollards and looked very solid and a commercial grade finish.
Owatrol Deco is getting good reviews, it is cost effective on particular scenarios where there is a mix of substrates, say cast and uPVC rwg, it is suitable for both surfaces.
You have a few options here to help with flow out, my good man:
- Use smooth hammerite, its not as viscous as the original
- Add a splash of thinner (not to much) they do their own but its well expensive, use premium car thinners.
- Stand your tin in a bucket of hot (not boiling) water, it will thin the product without altering its properties.
I would look at using one of the metal paints from Holmans if it were me: