The iconic red Telephone Box is a well known site across the country, however, many have become in need of repair. We often get asked what paint should I use to paint a Telephone box. This article will guide you how to paint and exactly what paint to use.
It will also answer another popular question, What colour paint is on a telephone box? BS381C 539 Currant Red
HMG Paints support the Minutes Matter campaign, and will donate Telephone Box Paint for free if it is being converted into a defibrillator station. https://www.communityheartbeat.org.uk/convert-phone-box.
Ensure surfaces to be coated are dry and must be cleaned using the appropriate HMG product to remove all traces of contaminants. Thoroughly degrease using suitable HMG Prep Clean. Abrade with P80P180 if necessary before applying appropriate HMG product.
The Telephone Box should be primed using DG142 Synthetic High Opacity Undercoat Red. Apply 2 coats using a brush or compliant spray gun, allow 15 minutes between coats.
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