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How To Paint A Galvanized EMT Conduit

Oct 13, 2020

Step 1

Shut off the power running to the wires within the galvanized EMT conduit.

Step 2

Scrub away the oily coating using a water-based degreaser and a coarse brush.

Step 3

Rinse the conduit with a damp rag, and allow the surface to dry out completely before continuing.

Step 4

Apply a light coat of etching primer to conduit, effectively abrading it to promote paint adhesion.

Step 5

Allow the etching primer to cure for four hours, and then apply a coat of spray acrylic latex paint. Do not apply in a steady, constant stream. Apply in brief, intermittent bursts to encourage a smooth finish free of runs.