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Painting Trellis Material

Postby Durgan » Apr 15, 2009 4:16 pm

Painting Trellis Material
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?Trellis 15 April 2009 Painting Trellis
Many trellises are required throughout the garden. I use 4 by 8 concrete metal reinforcing sheets. This 6 inch mesh material rusts if it is not painted. The pictures depict the painting method. Tremclad rust paint works well, and lasts several years. Maybe some day this material will be painted during manufacture. Rebar and other galvanized garden material is also painted as necessary.
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Re: Painting Trellis Material

Postby haili » Apr 20, 2009 12:24 pm

That sounds like a good idea. I saw in an English magazine they used long screws with hooks along the fence strung with fishing line. It was almost invisible when the vines grew and would never need painting. Too late for me as I have a bunch of trellis - some homemade and some were gifts. I painted 3 on the back fence with beige outdoor latex paint as that was what I happened to have in the house.

I'm wondering if the rust paint would be OK for my car wheel wells and hub caps. The car is pretty old and I'm not fussy.
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Re: Painting Trellis Material

Postby Durgan » Apr 23, 2009 4:41 pm

haili wrote:That sounds like a good idea. I saw in an English magazine they used long screws with hooks along the fence strung with fishing line. It was almost invisible when the vines grew and would never need painting. Too late for me as I have a bunch of trellis - some homemade and some were gifts. I painted 3 on the back fence with beige outdoor latex paint as that was what I happened to have in the house.

I'm wondering if the rust paint would be OK for my car wheel wells and hub caps. The car is pretty old and I'm not fussy.


Slap it on. I think the type of paint is wonderful. Even put over rust it works without the misery of trying to clean first.
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Re: Painting Trellis Material

Postby haili » Apr 24, 2009 12:27 pm

Thanks Durgan. I will.
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