Hammerite Ultima Smooth

Hammerite Ultima is the next evolution in metal paint. It is Water Based and especially formulated to be applied direct to rust and direct to any type of metal without a primer. It provides a highly durable decorative finish for up to 12 years. Suitable for application on gates, railings, garden furniture and all type of outdoor metal.

  • Advanced anti-corrosion protection for up to 12 years
  • Extreme protection against hard weather condition and against UV rays
  • Easy to apply on all metals, no primer needed
  • Quick drying, two coats on one day
Available colors
  • Black
  • Smooth Dark Grey
  • Grey
  • Smooth Brown
  • Smooth Red
  • White
Colours can look slightly different in real life, due to your monitor
  • Drying timeTouch dry after 2 hours
  • Usage Exterior/Interior
  • Application type Lacquer


  • Direct to Rust
Hammerite Ultima Smooth can be used for:
  • Fence
  • Garage door
  • Garden furniture
  • Metal Door
  • Metal gate


Finish Smooth Gloss
Durability Gives up to 12 years of protection
Container 750ml
Repaintable after 4 hours

Used products:

  • Newspaper
  • Water
  • Paper towel
  • Rubber band
  • Kitchen roll
  • Goggles
  • Gloves
  • Toolbox/place to store brushes

How to clean paint brushes

Paint brushes can be used time and time again if you store them properly. Master both cleaning and storage with our simple and useful tips.

Our step by step process will teach you the best way to wash and store your paint brush.

Step 1

The best way to clean a paint brush is to start removing excess paint

Clean the brush by removing excess paint. Scrape the brush against the edge of the paint can to remove any large amount of metal paint.

Step 2

How to remove remaining paint

Then work out most of the remaining paint by painting sheets of old newspaper brushing back and forth, until the brush is clean and dry.

Step 3


How to wash and clean the brush with water – if water borne

Remove all remaining paint by cleaning the brush with water for water born paint. A water born paint is easier to clean. Still good to collect the water and let it evaporate in time. Or bring it to chemical waste center.

Step 4


Reshape the brushes

Reshape the brushes. Slap the brush against your hand a few times to bring the bristles back into alignment and then reshape the brush so it looks like new.

Note: a good way to do this is with a paint brush comb, available at paint stores

Step 5

How to clean and store paint brushes

Place the washed brushes (and rollers) on paper towels in a dry area. Give them a few hours to dry completely and then wrap the dry brush in paper towel or newspaper, secured with a rubber band. Ready to be reused for a job in the future!

Tip: For intermediate storage of the brush—several hours or overnight—an easy way to keep the brush fresh is to wrap the bristles and ferrule in a resealable plastic bag or transparent film.

Now you are ready to close your paint tin!

Hammerite Ultima

Hammerite Ultima is a water borne product that is low odor, quick drying, easy to use and clean. No risk of inflammation when handling and no inhalation of nasty fumes.

Used products:

  • Can
  • Brush or roller
  • Goggles
  • Rubber gloves

How to paint directly on rusted or bare metal

Discover simple tips and tricks to transform your rusty or bare metal surface with metal paint and bring it back to life in no time.

Use a roller to cover flat and large areas (such as garage doors) fast and efficiently. And better use a brush for painting metal surfaces with tight corners and reaching those areas where a roller just can’t come.

Simply follow our step by step process to paint your metal surface.

Step 1

Ready to paint rusty or new metal surfaces

Check the surface of your metal object. After preparing and cleaning your metal, if the surface is even and clean without dust particles you are ready to paint.

Step 2

Prepare the brush

Before we start the metal project, we flick the bristles back and forth to remove dust and loose bristles from the brush.


Whether you’re breaking in a new brush or picking up a used one, be sure to moisten it first. Remove any dust by flicking the bristles back and forth and then moisten it with water.

If you’re using an oil-based paint you should wet the brush with turpentine rather than water. Clean off any excess liquid on an old paper before moving on to painting.

Step 4

How to apply the paint on rusted or bare metal

Dip the brush 1/3 the length of the bristles into the paint. Tap the brush against the outside of the can to get rid of excess paint don’t press let it flow naturally.

Tip: Pour a small amount of metal paint into a tray or a cut bucket, this way you don’t risk the paint in the can getting contaminated. Dip the brush in for about ⅓ of the bristles’ length and tap the brush gently against the side of the tray to prevent dripping. Don’t press or wipe, the bristles should only flex slightly so the paint can flow from the brush naturally.

Holding paint brush

Hold the paint brush at about 45 * degree angle using several diagonal strokes so that the paint is evenly applied.

Start at the top and work down, painting with light even strokes working back in to the wet edge,

When painting a smooth/large area by brush, paint over the top with horizontal strokes to even out the metal paint. Ensure the first coat is dry before applying the second coat.

Step 5

Second layer

Apply second layer in the same way.

Step 6

Remove masking tape

Be mindful of the paint’s drying time but don’t let it dry up completely. Tip: Removing the tape while the paint is still slightly wet will give you the cleanest result.

Now you are ready to clean your brush!

Hammerite Ultima


Hammerite Ultima is easy to apply because of it smooth and even finish, and quick drying time, you will be able to finalize your job in no time.

Used products:

  • An old sheet/dust sheet
  • Masking tape
  • Cloth
  • Goggles
  • Rubber gloves
  • Bucket
  • Tap water
  • Ammonia/degreaser/Hammerite Metal cleaner

How to prepare and clean metal before painting

Learn how to clean the surface and tape the areas before applying metal paint.

Read on and set yourself up for success by following our step by step process to finish the paint job in the most efficient and pleasurable way.

Step 1

Preparation of rusted surface is done

Review your project, you are almost ready to start painting. Just follow a few little steps to clean the metal surface to ensure a smooth and beautiful finish.

Step 2

Cleaning the metal surface

What do you use to clean metal before painting? First fill a bucket warm water and alkaline detergent/ cleaning agent. Basically, use a soapy solution/ cleaning product you normally use to clean and degrease your kitchen sink with. This will remove any grease, dust or fine particles that could have resulted from sanding, ensuring your paint has a sound surface for the paint to stick to.

Dip a towel/sponge in the soapy solution/ cleaning product and wipe the metal surface one section at the time. Leave it to air dry.

Then, using a clean and dry towel, wipe the metal surface to check whether there is any dirt left. If so, those areas will need to be washed again.

Step 3


Prepare the area, clear away anything that may get in the way and put down a dust sheet.

Start masking. Using masking tape or blue painter’s tape, cover over the areas you do not want to paint/ touch.

Apply masking tape to the horizontal and vertical edges of the wall, paying particular attention to areas you do not want to paint. Depending on your skill level, you might be on the safe side and want to mask all the edges that you risk touching while painting.

You are now ready to open the Hammerite Ultima can.

Hammerite Ultima

The ultimate in long-lasting protection, it can be applied directly to rust, fighting off the forces of nature for up to 12 years. It can also be applied directly onto any metal surface – as well as rust – without the need for a primer.


Used products:

  • Goggles
  • Rubber gloves
  • Face mask
  • Sanding paper
  • Wire brush

How to prepare metal before painting

Learn how to prepare a metal surface before painting it. You will be surprised how little effort it takes to prepare well for a perfect job.

Read on and set yourself up for success by following our simple advice.

Step 1

How to prepare your metal fence, railing, garage door or any other metal surface depends on the status of the metal

Understand that the preparation steps required depend on the state of your metal surface:

New or rusted metal surfaces need little preparation. Use a wire brush or sand paper to remove any flaking paint or rust. This will guarantee perfect adhesion of the metal paint on new metal/rusted metal.

Only heavy rusted surfaces and areas require (some additional) preparation. Use a wire brush to remove the heavy rust, flaking paint and grime from the metal surface. Use sand paper on the heavy rusted areas until the surface looks even.

Step 2

Preparation of new/bare metal

For new bare metal you only need to use a wire brush to roughen the surface. This will guarantee perfect adhesion of the paint on the new metal.

Step 3

Preparation of rusted metal

Application on rusted metal requires in general some light sanding to clean and even the surface.

Wrap the paper around a sanding block and start sanding the surface. Fine sanding paper is perfect for this job since you’re only looking to smooth the metal surface slightly. Make sure to wipe away any dust before moving to the next step.

Tip: if holes on the surface, consider filling the wholes with metal filler before painting

Step 4

 Preparation of heavy rusted metal

Heavy rusted metal and areas require more preparation. Use a wire brush to remove rust, flaking paint and grim from the metal surface. Coarse sand paper and probably more effort/ pressure is required to remove the heavy rust. Use sand paper on the heavy rusted areas until the surface looks even. Then, wipe away the dust with a duster or broom. This will remove any lingering dirt leftover. You are now ready to start cleaning your metal.

Step 5

Clean the metal surface

Now you are ready to clean the metal surface to make sure that is ready to be painted

Hammerite Ultima

Hammerite Ultima can be applied directly onto any metal surface – new as well as rusted metal – without the need for a primer. Little preparation is needed for new and rusted metal. Only when heavy rusted ensure the heavy flakes are removed, and you have an even surface to start the paint job.

How to select paint colors

Choose a color of metal paint you like for your garden fence, furniture, garage door or any other metal object. Start painting today!

We can help you select the color you like, which fits the surroundings of your metal object.

Step 1

Be inspired by colors of metal paint

To get an idea of the color you like, look for inspiration in magazines, brochures and in our website. Any idea whether you like it or not, will help you to create a color preference. You could create a collage of colors on Pinterest.

Step 2

Colour visualization

Firstly, look at your surroundings – understand that different colors can add character to any space. Try to get a sense of how your object would look like in different colors. Refresh the look of your house or garden by using more classic colors on your fence. Or brighten up your garden turning your metal furniture green or red.

Step 3

Color choice

In the store or online, you can select from a wide range of colours. Your initial color preference will help to simply the final color choice. Select a color from a color pallet, and try to project it on your metal object like garden fence. Also try to imagine the final finish, whether you want it gloss, satin or matt.

Step 4

Final color

Try to envision the end of the job. Seeing the chosen colour choice in all its glory with other metal items painted as well. Be confident you made the right choice.

Hammerite Ultima

Hammerite Ultima simplifies your color choice. It offers a premium pallet of popular high-quality colors, from rich classic colours to elegant metallic shades.  Additionally, thanks to Color Lock technology colors will not fade and last for longer. ​

With Hammerite Ultima you simply the color choice of metal paint. And enjoy the beautiful end-result for longer.


What paint to use for your metal surface

Have you decided and are you ready to paint a metal surface? Make sure you use the right metal paint for your type of metal.

Our step by step guidelines will help you to select the best metal paint to protect your metal for years to come.

Step 1

Review the type of metal so you know what paint you can use on metal

You want to protect the metal surface by using the best metal paint, whatever you are working on. You might not know exactly what type of metal you are dealing with. Whether it is stainless or galvanized steel, aluminum or iron, you just want to make sure that the paint protects and sticks to the metal. Using the right metal paint will give you peace of mind and reassurance that you will have your metal protected for a long time.

Step 2

Protect against all weather conditions

You would like to protect your metal object against the sun, rain and any weather conditions. Water causes ferrous metals to rust and the sun causes the colour to fade. Metal paint will protect the surface against both water and rust.

Only galvanized metal will not rust (though its surface will get dull and worn out if left unprotected. All other metal will rust and need rust protection. 

Step 3

Protection against rust

Most types of metal rust so you want to protect against the impact of water and rain. Different types of metal are sensitive to corrosions, with only galvanized steel not rusting. So, what paint to use on rusted metal and what paint sticks on galvanized metal.

You want to refresh and revive the colour of these metal objects and choose at the end the right product.

Step 4

Decide on metal paint product

However, it is not easy to select the right metal paint. How to decide on the right metal paint product for your job, with all products claiming something else. This can be very confusing. Do you need an undercoat or not? All these questions make the final decision very hard.

Step 5

Final decision – Hammerite Ultima

Hammerite Ultima simplifies your choice. You can apply it without any primer or undercoat and be sure it will stick to any type of metal and even rust. Simply apply it direct to the surface to protect the metal.

Hammerite Ultima

Hammerite Ultima is the clear choice for any type of metal. So, you cannot go wrong! It can be applied directly onto any metal surface – as well as rust – without the need for a primer.

Hammerite Ultima is suitable for use on all types of metal and provides a supreme protective barrier lasting up to 12 years.

Hammerite Metal Paint can be used for all kinds of metal, like railings, garden furniture and pots or even a balcony. It is not only an excellent way to protect your metal objects, you can also lift the look of them.

  1. Remove all loose rust and flaking paint from the metal using a wire brush.
  2. If the metal was already painted, wash down thoroughly with diluted detergent, rinse with clean water and allow to dry.
  3. To ensure compatibility, apply a small test patch of Hammerite Direct to Rust Metal Paint Smooth Finish to the painted surface. Any reaction will occur within an hour. If a reaction is evident, remove all paint then wash down with degreaser. Rinse with clean water and allow to dry.
  4. If the objects are made from bare zinc, aluminium or galvanized metal use Hammerite Direct to Galvanised Metal Paint.
  5. For smooth metal surfaces, lightly abrade for maximum adhesion.
  6. Cover the surface beneath the metal object with thick newspaper or a dust sheet to catch any spills or drips.
  7. Stir the paint thoroughly before use, and apply with a good quality brush. A narrow brush is best for use on railings. A broad is best for use on bigger metal object, like a garden table.
  8. Apply two thin coats of Hammerite Direct to Rust Metal Paint in Smooth finish for the best results, leaving to dry in between as per instructions on back of pack.

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