All You Need to Know About Enamel Painting


In this article on enamel painting, you will learn:

  • What enamel paint is 
  • What its function is
  • How to get it done in a hassle-free way


Enamel painting is commonly used to make metal surfaces durable against moisture and heat. But what exactly is it? And what function does it serve? We’re here to answer all this and more.

What is enamel paint?


Enamel paint can be understood more by its nature than its ingredients per se. Technically speaking, any paint that air dries to a hard, glass-like shell is known as enamel paint. Ingredients may vary from paint to paint, but all enamel paint is oil-based, unlike wall paint that is usually water-based.

As far as the look and feel of it is concerned, enamel paint tends to give a glossy finish to materials, and is usually used on metal surfaces.

Also read: How To Prepare Your Room Before Painting

What is the purpose of enamel painting?

While in some cases it is used to give a smooth and glossy finish to metallic materials, in most cases enamel paint is used as a protective layering. It is a great way to protect outdoor furniture and extensions from rust and decay.

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Moreover, this paint offers a uniform finish with reduced brush marks. That means your things will not only be durable but also look smooth and glossy. Enamel paint also has additional advantages like holding colour well and resisting yellowing or discoloration.

You can use enamel paint on a variety of things such as:

  • grills and railings
  • gates
  • cabinet and door handles
  • window fixtures
  • handrails
  • stands
  • outdoor furniture, etc.

How can you get it done?

This one’s easy to answer. Call Urban Company’s painting services! This will help you to transfer all your worry to your professional while he takes care of the whole process for you. We make sure the service we provide takes care of specific cases.

Your Urban Company consultant first carefully examines the surface of the structure that needs to be painted, the damage or rust it has borne, and whether painting has been done before or not. This will help him decide whether the structure requires one coat of enamel paint or two. This paint application is done only after sanding and preparing the surface.


However, if the damage due to rust is significant or if the metal surface has never been painted before, an additional step of applying Red Oxide primer is carried out to protect the structure from further rusting. This is followed by the same two coats of enamel paint.

And that’s it! What you get is not only a glossy and sophisticated-looking structure but also one that is resistant to stains, rust and damage.