The type of finish you get will depend on what preparation you do. Some restorers leave the rough cast iron finish and primer and paint over that and you still see that it is cast iron. Some want a smooth finish so either sand or fill all the surface to make it smooth then primer and paint. So it will depend on what finish you want. If you have to use a filler somewhere for what ever reason it will stand out if it is smooth and the rest is rough so if that is not a look you want you will need to make your filler rough so it blends in. This might be able to be achieved by scrunching up a rag and soak it in something like a glue and hold it on an area of rough cast, let it set and that can be you mould for when you use your filler.