Metal Etch Primer

Metal Etch Primer

Metal Etch Primer is specifically formulated to be applied directly onto metals such as galvanized steel, hot dipped treated metals, stainless steel, aluminium or other specialty metals where coatings may be difficult to adhere to. The product is ideal for use under Metal Treat or other top coats. Metal Etch Primer powerfully resists rust creep from travelling underneath the painted surface! However it breaths and allows moisture to escape. Together with our metal coat, it is the sure complete solution.

Metal Etch Primer is non-toxic and contains no solvent based products and is non toxic nor does it emit toxic fumes during application. It is a simple one part application direct from the bucket making it easy to use.

For rust treatment please read “Rust treatment methodology”.


  • Deep penetration into the substrate
  • Waterproofing properties
  • Excellent permeability
  • Good adhesion and No chipping or scaling
  • Anti-fungal, chemical resistance to acid, alkaline etc.
  • Non-toxic and odourless
  • Violet resistance
  • high fire and heat resistance
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Rust creep resistant


Metal Etch is designed to protect metal from rust. It is suitable for application over the following surfaces:

  • Galvanized sheet metal
  • Hot dipped galvanized metals
  • Select oil impregnated alloys
  • Stainless Steel


  1. All flux/scaling on welded areas should be removed.
  2. All new surfaces should be cleaned with cleaner.
  3. All galvanized surfaces should be lightly sanded.
  4. Generally, one coat of Metal Coat is required as a top coat to complete the application.
  5. Please refer to “General application methodology” for more details.

Technical info:

  • Storage conditions:       Room (moderate) temperature, tightly closed (sealed)
  • Colours:                              Mod Red and Light grey in a mid sheen
  • Solids (% by volume):   56%
  • Gloss:                                   mid sheen
  • Water resistance:           Excellent
  • Abrasion resistance:     High
  • Corrosion resistance:  High


  • Clean Up:                            Clean all equipment thoroughly with water immediately after use.
  • Storage:                               Keep containers well sealed.
  • Storage:                               at moderate temperatures.
  • Disposal:                             Allow unwanted paint to dry for a day within its container and peel off. Dispose of waste paint in general household waste or equivalent and recycle the container.