Direct to Rust Metal Paint Hammered Finish

Durable, corrosion resistant decorative coating for ferrous and non-ferrous metals, certain plastics and wood. The decorative hammered appearance is smooth to the touch and sheds water well.  It is available in a variety of popular colours.

  • Can be applied directly onto rusty metal.
  • No need for primer or undercoat.
  • Can be applied by brush or roller.
Available colors
  • HolderBlack
  • HolderWhite
  • HolderSilver
  • HolderGold
  • HolderCopper
  • HolderRed
  • HolderBlue
  • HolderDark Green
Colours can look slightly different in real life, due to your monitor
  • 2 hoursDrying time
  • Exterior Usage


  • Direct to Rust
Direct to Rust Metal Paint Hammered Finish can be used for:
  • Metal Door
  • Metal Garden furniture
  • Metal gate
  • Metal Railings


5 sq m per litre
8 Year Protection
Repaintable after
4 hours

Hammerite Metal Paint can be used for all kinds of metal, like railings, garden furniture and pots or even a balcony. It is not only an excellent way to protect your metal objects, you can also lift the look of them.

  1. Remove all loose rust and flaking paint from the metal using a wire brush.
  2. If the metal was already painted, wash down thoroughly with diluted detergent, rinse with clean water and allow to dry.
  3. To ensure compatibility, apply a small test patch of Hammerite Direct to Rust Metal Paint Smooth Finish to the painted surface. Any reaction will occur within an hour. If a reaction is evident, remove all paint then wash down with degreaser. Rinse with clean water and allow to dry.
  4. If the objects are made from bare zinc, aluminium or galvanized metal use Hammerite Direct to Galvanised Metal Paint.
  5. For smooth metal surfaces, lightly abrade for maximum adhesion.
  6. Cover the surface beneath the metal object with thick newspaper or a dust sheet to catch any spills or drips.
  7. Stir the paint thoroughly before use, and apply with a good quality brush. A narrow brush is best for use on railings. A broad is best for use on bigger metal object, like a garden table.
  8. Apply two thin coats of Hammerite Direct to Rust Metal Paint in Smooth finish for the best results, leaving to dry in between as per instructions on back of pack.

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Frequently asked questions

Can I re-use Hammerite Paint?

Hammerite Paint can be re-used up to 2 years after first opening the tin. If you wish to keep the paint that you have not used, then replace the original lid firmly back on the Hammerite can and store in a dry well ventilated area away from a heat source.

How do I paint on heavily rusted metal surfaces?

Remove all loose rust with a wire brush or coarse sandpaper and then clean the surface with brush cleaner & thinners. For best results apply Hammerite No.1 Rust Beater before painting with Hammerite Paint.

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