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.
Hammerite Paint is specially formulated to be applied directly onto rusty metal with minimal surface preparation. Simply remove any loose rust with a wire brush or coarse sandpaper and clean the surface with brush cleaner & thinners and allow time to dry. Then apply Hammerite Paint directly onto the rusty metal surface. No primer, no undercoat needed.
Paint a small test patch of Hammerite Paint onto the painted surface and leave it to dry for an hour. If you notice any defects to the painted surface under the test patch, remove all the paint from surface with paint remover, before painting the surface with Hammerite Paint.
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.