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During our home inspection, the inspector mentioned that the gas meter wasn't painted and could be subject to rusting later but he didn't elaborate on what paint to use. Anyone have suggestions here?

Are there paint types specifically made for this?


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Check with your gas company. They may own the meter (per local laws) and so they'd be responsible for replacing it if it gets rusted. And they not be happy if you go painting their property without permission. If they let you do it, they would probably have recommendations. – Niall C. Oct 3 '10 at 22:16
Great feedback Niall. Thanks! – Mike B Oct 4 '10 at 22:03
Was the gas company able to help? – Niall C. Oct 6 '10 at 0:03
@Niall I haven't called them yet. Technically I'm in the final few weeks of closing escrow so I don't "own" the house yet. Can't wait to roll up my sleeves and get stuff done! – Mike B Oct 6 '10 at 20:23
up vote 2 down vote accepted

The one at my house is new and it appears to be powder-coated. I'd let the gas company fix it though.

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