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    Question Paint or Powder Coat?

    Hi everyone
    I am going to use a pressed metal ceiling panel (galvanised) outdoors as a decorative covering/ surround for an above ground pond. It's sized at 2 foot by 6 foot in the old money.

    It's free standing only supports itself and will be exposed to the elements, but not to the pond water.

    I don't want the Gal look so I am considering painting. I was wondering if I should do it myself with etch primer than a 2 part rust paint (yeah I know, I know, buying Gal and then painting on rust my Dad thinks I'm certifiable) or if I should bite the bullet and get it either powder coated or sprayed properly at the smash repairers. It doesn't have to be permenant at all, it just has to last a couple of years.

    It has to bend around a relatively gentle curve as well, the pond is round.

    I would be greatful for any thoughts!

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    Just aerosol spray/hand paint it, otherwise you'll be spending too much for something that just has to last a few years!
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    Thanks!

    I thought I'd just paint it myself, but I thought I'd put it out there for any other ideas, and to make sure I wasn't missing anything.

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