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Offline Buckmark

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To paint or not
« on: January 11, 2017, 12:35:07 PM »
So i have an old John Deere hay rake that i am going to use in a landscape feature and was thinking of painting it but not sure if i should or not.
Wonder what some of the members think?

I have various other vintage farm implements around my place that are not painted and i am not sure i will paint those. (John Deere grain seed drill, John Deere cultivator, hay tedder that i am not sure of manufacture and some small spring tooth cultivators of unknown manufacture)

Top pic is what it looks like now and bottom pic would be painted
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Re: To paint or not
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2017, 12:47:46 PM »
Leave it be
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Re: To paint or not
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2017, 12:49:47 PM »
Wow, tough call, they both look good.
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Re: To paint or not
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2017, 12:50:21 PM »
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Save the paint

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Re: To paint or not
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2017, 12:52:50 PM »
Paint it !  Make it special - but have to prep well $$$

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Re: To paint or not
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2017, 02:20:52 PM »
I'm with the leave it be group.  IMO, for what you described as how it will be used, leaving it be would look more appropriate.  It would look nice all painted up perfect but not in the setting in which you described.  That's my :twocents: on it.

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Re: To paint or not
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2017, 08:42:21 PM »
Being of the lazy persuasion, I'd leave it for two reasons. 1 all thats involved in the prepping and painting and 2 all that's involved in keeping it looking like that second picture...

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Re: To paint or not
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2017, 10:38:44 PM »
I vote leave it alone

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Re: To paint or not
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2017, 10:42:20 PM »
That's will take a lot of prep work to paint that and have it last, but t would look cool painted.
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Re: To paint or not
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2017, 10:51:08 PM »
Leave it..mother nature owns it now, let her do her thing. Try and paint it mother nature will take it back...

Besides the rusted antique look is in right now.

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Re: To paint or not
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2017, 05:27:08 AM »
I say put some rust kill on it and call it good

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Re: To paint or not
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2017, 05:41:17 AM »
The first picture looks like trash. The second looks like someone cares.
I'm not sure.

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Re: To paint or not
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2017, 06:35:00 AM »
Think of all the beer it would take to paint it.
Better get started.

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Re: To paint or not
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2017, 06:39:16 AM »
Depends on your landscaping and where you put it. If it will be close to the house and you have that perfectly manicured yard then, insay it demands a paint job. If its out in the yard and will have wild flowers growing all under it or something like that, I'd leave it.
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Re: To paint or not
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2017, 06:44:12 AM »
Hell no!

Every time i see an old antique like that at auction thats been painted it looks like CRAP.

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Re: To paint or not
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2017, 06:50:29 PM »
I like the natural used look myself like the top pic. If you are worried about it lasting you can always clear coat it or have it powder coated clear?

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Re: To paint or not
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2017, 10:19:24 PM »
The first picture looks like trash. The second looks like someone cares.

I'm sort of in agreement with this, though I would not quite go as far as calling it trash.  ;)

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Re: To paint or not
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2017, 11:10:36 PM »
So i have an old John Deere hay rake that i am going to use in a landscape feature and was thinking of painting it but not sure if i should or not.
Wonder what some of the members think?

I have various other vintage farm implements around my place that are not painted and i am not sure i will paint those. (John Deere grain seed drill, John Deere cultivator, hay tedder that i am not sure of manufacture and some small spring tooth cultivators of unknown manufacture)

Top pic is what it looks like now and bottom pic would be painted

if you pulled it out of the weeds and placed it where it can be seen it would look nicer, I love the antiqued look. Unless you're into restoring farm equipment and old tractors and such I would say pull it out and place it neatly where it is to be displayed then make up your mind. My vote is to leave it antiqued
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Re: To paint or not
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2017, 09:40:21 AM »
Depends on your landscaping and where you put it. If it will be close to the house and you have that perfectly manicured yard then, insay it demands a paint job. If its out in the yard and will have wild flowers growing all under it or something like that, I'd leave it.

My opinion aligns with this.   :yeah:

The overall design and the aesthetic you are trying to create will dictate.

Personally I love old rusty implements and trucks with flowering vines and wildflowers.

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Re: To paint or not
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2017, 09:45:09 AM »
Depends on your landscaping and where you put it. If it will be close to the house and you have that perfectly manicured yard then, insay it demands a paint job. If its out in the yard and will have wild flowers growing all under it or something like that, I'd leave it.

My opinion aligns with this.   :yeah:

 :yeah:

My thoughts too.

The overall design and the aesthetic you are trying to create will dictate.

Personally I love old rusty implements and trucks with flowering vines and wildflowers.
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Re: To paint or not
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2017, 09:47:51 AM »
Original looks best IMO.  Also devalues it if you care

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Re: To paint or not
« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2017, 01:02:35 PM »
I would either leave as is or spray a clear coating rust protector on it as is.
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Re: To paint or not
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2017, 01:22:19 PM »
I would leave it.

The chair isn't period correct though.

 

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