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Primes, undercoats and finishes. Suitable for all metal surfaces. Specially formulated for direct application without the need for a separate primer or undercoat. Quick-drying. restores the original condition of all metalwork. Covers approx. 10m²/Ltr.

Primes, undercoats and finishes. Suitable for all metal surfaces. Specially formulated for direct application without the need for a separate primer or undercoat. Quick-drying. restores the original condition of all metalwork. Covers approx. 10m²/Ltr.
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9 of 16(56%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for No Nonsense Quick-Dry Smooth Metal Paint Black 750ml
Review 1 for No Nonsense Quick-Dry Smooth Metal Paint Black 750ml
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paint
1 Oct 2013
By AGra
, Carluke
"Good paint - initially looks like blue water rather runny, but once it goes on its perfect and black."
Review 2 for No Nonsense Quick-Dry Smooth Metal Paint Black 750ml
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no-nonsense metal paint
6 Oct 2012
By bobthebuilder2
, Gateshead, Tyneside.
"Normally would buy Hammerite for metalwork painting/repainting, but decided to try this brand which have never used before! Time will tell whether it will be resilient to our winters, but it was easy to apply, covered well, dried very quickly, and brushes just washed out with soapy water! no need for cellulose thinners with the associated disposal problems. I like it!!!"
Review 3 for No Nonsense Quick-Dry Smooth Metal Paint Black 750ml
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Excellent paint
17 May 2012
By tooley
, Liverpool
"Superb paint to use, very easy not like some other metal paints and a great finnish."
Review 4 for No Nonsense Quick-Dry Smooth Metal Paint Black 750ml
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Excellent & v easy to use
6 Sep 2011
By BriD
, Stockport
"This is a water based paint which makes it FAR easier to use than the highly viscous Hammerite types. Although presumably no way near so good at filling/binding badly rusted & flaking surfaces, it produces an excellent tough, smooth finish over surface rust.
It survives well on narrowboat hulls !
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for No Nonsense Quick-Dry Smooth Metal Paint Black 750ml
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A Good Paint for Metal
2 Sep 2013
By themanthatdoes
, Kirkcaldy
"Good coverage on railings and wrought iron gates. The smooth finish is not high gloss, so good for covering rust damage."
Review 6 for No Nonsense Quick-Dry Smooth Metal Paint Black 750ml
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it does what you expect
12 Jun 2013
By Racy
, Leamington & Lancs
"Covers rusty metal well. It flats out brush marks to a fair level on a warm day, but doesn't have good adhesion to old paint - previous paint needs to be very well keyed or this will peel off."
Review 7 for No Nonsense Quick-Dry Smooth Metal Paint Black 750ml
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beats the branded product
28 May 2012
By thetryer
, herts
"why pay for the branded product when this does the same job"
Review 8 for No Nonsense Quick-Dry Smooth Metal Paint Black 750ml
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Will require two coats
16 Apr 2012
By Gwhitey
, Reading
"Cheaper option to Hammerite and is water based. This means that brushes etc are much easier to clean.
I used it to paint a garage door which was previously red. Little bit of light sanding and off I went. The coverage is no where near as good as a solvent based paint and I found it required two coats. However, the paint dried extremely quickly and the fact that it was water based was a big bonus for me.
I did use a gloss roller and found this left small air bubbles in the finish. Not an issue for me but would be worth considering.
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Review 9 for No Nonsense Quick-Dry Smooth Metal Paint Black 750ml
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Black Metal Paint
30 May 2011
By Wrenny
, Doncaster
"Was a cheaper option and worked perfectly well for the job i had in hand"
Review 10 for No Nonsense Quick-Dry Smooth Metal Paint Black 750ml
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Black Metal Paint
17 Apr 2013
By D3LB0Y
, High Wycombe
"would not recommend this paint as we used this paint on our gate posts we installed for a customer. We painted the post one afternoon weather being fine, the next morning when we turn up the paint had dried like crazy paving. We applied another 2 coats to try to paint over the cracks but this failed. This left us with no option but to rub down the post back to the undercoat and to start again."
Review 11 for No Nonsense Quick-Dry Smooth Metal Paint Black 750ml
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metal paint
29 Nov 2012
By fixitandcleanit
, scarborough
"this paint is ok i used it on railings, had used hammerite on on some other part of the railings and found the hammerite was better"
Review 12 for No Nonsense Quick-Dry Smooth Metal Paint Black 750ml
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Like a cheap strippers outfit
12 Nov 2013
By moltensteel
, Northants
"...it falls off too quickly. Used to buy the old solvent version which was good for the money but now its gone all touchy feely and been COSHED, so doesn't work. Flaked off after a few weeks."
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not good
5 Dec 2012
By jimch25
, aldershot
"used this paint for 2 applications, handrails and a profiled sheet job, paint just flaked off after a couple of days, no good at all, never been a fan of water based paints for metal.
Looked great when applied, but didnt last
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Review 14 for No Nonsense Quick-Dry Smooth Metal Paint Black 750ml
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Water base re-spec of original
29 Nov 2012
By keenrestorer
, sussex
"Bought this thinking it was the same as the last solvent based tin I bought. (in virtually identical tin and purporting to do the same job) Intended to paint direct over de-rusted classic car parts. Totally useless- runs and takes far longer to dry, very poor adhesion-chips and scratches very easily. Will now have to re-strip and paint with proper Hammerite. Waste of money and my time"
Review 15 for No Nonsense Quick-Dry Smooth Metal Paint Black 750ml
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Rubbish!!!
30 Mar 2012
By gaza2540
, sheffield
"I have used the previous version of this paint, which was thinners based, this new 750ml can is now water based and its perfomrmance is very poor compared to the previous (500ml) can, which is no longer available.
The product has poor coverage, poor adhesion and looks more dark blue that the rich smooth gloss black of the previous version.
In addition, the finish you get is more of a film, one which marks up with white spots after rain water....... please bring back the old version or its Hammerite for me from now on.
Very dissapointed with this product.
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Water Based
28 Apr 2011
By Wickerman
, Doncaster
"This paint is water based and NOT based on thinners like the 500ml. tin with the same name which is as good as Hammerite. They should tell you this but don't. I will be asking for a refund."
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.