Carboxide Metal Primer is an anti corrosive metal primer for iron and steel. It is based on alkyd resin and contains modified zinc phosphate and binding pigments. This means that long term protection is provided (see below). It is suitable as a metal primer with a variety of topcoats so is a good choice for metal gates, metal doors, architectural ironwork etc.
A choice of red, white or grey gives you several options to match your topcoat. We have a variety of suitable topcoat paints for use with this rust inhibiting, anti corrosion primer. Take a look at our range of industrial and decorative top coats, which are found here and here.
- Suitable for mild steel, carbon steel, stainless steel, cast and wrought iron
- Apply by brush or roller. For spray application, take a look at our Fast Dry Metal Primer
- High in zinc phosphate for protection against corrosion
About rust and corrosion:
Both iron and steel are prone to rust because they’re generally exposed to air and moisture. Rust forms when iron reacts with oxygen and water, it then creates a coating on the metal surface. When the rust is left untreated, the reaction (or oxidisation process) continues. This results in corrosion, which causes significant damage to metal (see HSE for more details).
A quality primer like Carboxide Metal Primer paint will provide longer term protection against rust and corrosion. Our customers say it works even when a surface has already begun to ‘ginger’ with rust.
What to order? Our industrial quality primer for metal has coverage of 12 – 14m² per litre and pack sizes range from 500ml right up to 20L. For help or technical advice, call us Mon to Fri 8am to 5pm. You can also use our online chat service or send us an email.