Protect metals from risk of rust & corrosion
Professional Paint Supplies has handpicked the best metal primers for inhibiting rust and prolonging the lifespan of topcoats available from leading manufacturers like Coo-Var, Flag, Prosolve, Rustins, Tygris and Zinsser.
Preparation is an important step for any painting project. When painting metals, especially ferrous metals, which are more prone to rusting because of their iron content, primer is a must.
Metal primers serve two primary purposes when it comes to metal. Not only does they act as a bonding agent, but primers contain increase a metal’s resistance against corrosion.
Primers contain a number of components that are effective in cleaning, sealing and protecting metal. These specialist coatings increase metal’s passivity, which makes it more resistant to corrosion-causing agents such as rain, humidity and salt.
Although a metal primer may not always be required on a project, it will always remain a recommendation to improve surface and substrate protection, as well as extend the lifespan of the topcoat or full system installation.
Coo-Var Metal Primers: If you need a general-purpose metals primer, suitable for priming most metals including iron, steel, aluminium, brass, copper galvanised surfaces and more, then one of the best choices is Coo-Var Water Based All Metals Primer.
Flag Metal Primers: Suitable for a wide variety of applications, where speed and ease of application are required, Flag Anti Corrosive Quick Dry Metal Primer is a high-build, quick air-drying oxide primer for use on ferrous metals.
Prosolve Metal Primers: Consistently proven for its superiority when safeguarding against rust, Prosolve Primer creates a good foundation for topcoats and is specially formulated for plant and machinery, but is ideal for gates, railings and metal pipes.
Rustins Metal Primers: Containing anti-corrosion additives, Rustins Quick Dry Galvanised Metal Primer is ideal for use on bare and galvanized metal. The primer is touch dry in 30 minutes and re-coatable in two hours.
Tygris Metal Primers: Compatible with most materials, TYGRIS Self Etching Primer offers excellent adhesion and is an easy-to-use dual action etch and primer.
Zinsser Metal Primers: Contains a biocide that protects the dried coating against fungal degradation, Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Primer & Sealer Paint adheres to all surfaces without sanding and is a universal interior and exterior, water-based, primer-sealer.