If you plan to use a brush to paint your metal with epoxy enamel, stir the paint properly and pour it into another container. This will make sure the paint doesn't dry on the lip of the tin of paint, which stops the lid from fitting properly. You can have this enamel paint tinted to the colour of your choice. Avoid putting too much paint on your brush or it'll run or drip on the floor.
Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.
When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.