Paint a metal garden gate for a welcoming accent to a home or garden. When gates are in need of a refresher, it is best to apply a handsome coat of fresh paint. By preparing the surface of the metal and priming any rust spots, you can ensure that the paint goes on smoothly and lasts
Scrape any rust off of the gate using a stiff-bristled wire brush.
Apply an exterior metal primer onto the spots sanded down and affected by the rust. For rust spots that are heavily pitted, apply the primer with a paintbrush to ensure that the entire surface receives a solid coating. For the remaining spots, use a primer available in spray can format. Using a spray can is easier and also reduces brush strokes on the gate.