Note to others, as it is too late to be useful to myself:
When painting galvanizing, anti-rust paint onto your rabbit cages, crawl inside and paint the floors BEFORE you paint the tops or you’ll be in for a serious mess. Gloves wouldn’t hurt either. And maybe a full face mask. I am covered in “unicorn sneezes!”
Thank goodness for Turpenoid and a husband willing to sponge off my silvery hair. Sheesh.