A general purpose epoxy resin based anti-corrosion primer designed for application direct to blast cleaned steel. This product is formulated on the latest anti-corrosive pigments and forms an excellent epoxy protective system for external use. It is not intended for continuous water immersion, or prolonged exposure to highly acidic atmosphere or spillage. Although the primer has good intrinsic chemical resistance, attention should be paid to the specified recoating schedule especially where strongly aggressive chemical atmosphere are to be encountered.
Pigment composition Zinc phosphate, titanium dioxide, mineral extenders
Pigment % 56.8%
Binder type Epoxy resin/polyamide
Binder % 18.2%
Thinner composition Ethylene glycol ethers/aromatic hydrocarbons
Thinner% 25%
Volume solids% 53%
Specific gravity of paint 1.35 ± 0.03
Base: Activator ratio by volume 4 : 1
Pot life at 20º C
1 day
at 10º C 2 days
Drying time of standard at 30º C
10 hours  
at 20º C
16 hours  
at 10º C 24 hours  
Curing time before use at 30º C 3 days  
  at 20º C 5 days  
  at 10º C 7 days  
N.B. - Epoxy curing The curing of Epoxy resin-based coatings is temperature dependant. It is seriously retarded before 5º C (41º F).
Recoating time   Minimum Maximum
at 30º C 10 hours 3 days
at 20º C 16 hours 7 days
Standard thickness Wet paint: 94-118 microns (3.75-1.70 Mils)
Dry film: 50-62 microns (2-2 ½ Mils)
Theoretical coverage on smooth surfaces 8.5-10.6 M² /litre (5.09-6.35 M² /kg)

Brush/roller Ready for use for brush application. Roller application not recommended-inadequate film thickness results.
Conventional spray  
Thinner addition 20º C 10-15%
By volume 10º C 15-20%
Thinner addition by volume Ready for use but upto 10% dependent on temperature
Recommended thinner Epoxy thinner
Structural steelwork Blast clean to BS4232:1967 'Second Quality' (Swedish Standard SA 2 ½) or SSPC SP6 minimum and apply Epoxy Zinc Phosphate Primer Two-Pack direct. Prime immediately after blasting. If this is impractical both blasting and priming must be completed within the same working day and before the standard of blasting has deteriorated. Alternatively Epoxy Zinc phosphate Primer Two-pack may be applied over an appropriate protective primer. This should be clean, dry and firmly adhering. (Polyvinyl butyral shop primers should not be used under conditions of continuous immersion or, in conjunction with cathodic protection).Must be clean, dry and grease free.
PAINT SYSTEM One coat Epoxy Zinc Phosphate Primer, 50 microns (2 Mils followed by one or two coats Epoxy Bildcote to a minimum thickness of 200 microns (8 Mils) followed by Epoxy Finish)
Pack size Base - 20 Litres
Activator - 4 Litres