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Old 10-02-2006, 07:55 AM  
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I want to paint some HVAC ductwork in my basement. I'm wondering if I need to do anything to prepare the surface or if there is a particular type of paint I should use.

Any advice is greatly appreciated

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Old 10-02-2006, 09:36 AM  
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Hello RDWJ and Welcome to the Forum:
HVAC ductwork is usually made of galvanized steel and needs to be washed with equal parts of vinegar and water before painting (some paint stores have a more elaborate treatment). I would wait until the heating season starts because of the condensate of air conditioning which would make the paint peel. I wish you the best with your project.

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Old 10-02-2006, 10:02 AM  
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Thanks, I'll give that a shot.
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Use a good primer!
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