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Description:Red oxide primer is a specially formulated coating used as a base coat for ferrous metals. Red-oxide primer serves a similar purpose to interior wall primers in that it prepares your metal for a topcoat
Red oxide primer is a specially formulated coating used as a base coat for ferrous metals. Red-oxide primer serves a similar purpose to interior wall primers in that it prepares your metal for a topcoat, but it also gives iron and steel surfaces a layer of protection. Working with red oxide primer is not difficult, but it helps to be aware of some safety precautions and application tips.
Red oxide primer is intended for use on interior and exterior ferrous metal and is not usually suitable for galvanized or nonferrous metals like aluminum, copper or brass. Red oxide primer is an anti-corrosion coating designed to stop rust formation. It can be applied directly over a rusty surface and is most ideal for exterior use. Red oxide primer can be covered with most conventional topcoats once it fully dries. Red Oxide Primer is an oil modified alkyd based primer suitably pigmented with micro ine red oxide and extenders. It is ideal for ferrous metal surfaces. It is free from heavy metals like lead, mercury and chromium.
Primers create a flat-sheen surface that new paint can bond easily to. Primers are an intermediary coat between an unfinished or previously painted surface and new paint. Most primers are similar to paints in that they contain mostly fillers and pigments. They will create a coarse, flat surface for new paint to adhere to, but do not have enough binders or resins to truly fill out the difference in texture between he joint compound and the drywall paper meaning that even if you use a primer, you may still see an uneven finish in your paint. One advantage of primer is that many are able to be tinted, which is especially helpful when painting dark colors. A dark tinted primer will mean fewer coats of finish paint to achieve the deep color desired.
- Economical primer for general steel application
- Not to be used on Galvanised Iron under very humid conditions
- Ready for use with brush and roller
- For spray application add Mineral Turpentine (Turps)
- Steel must be free of oil, grease, rust or dirt
- Remove rust and scaling paint with wire brush
- Apply one coat