Primax Regal Paints

Red Oxide Primer

  • General purpose primer
  • Provide protection of metallic surfaces
  • Suitable above water areas
  • For use on steel structures, gates grills machinery etc

Primax Red Oxide Primer is a rust preventing primer based on a special synthetic resin.

For use on steel structures, gates grills machinery etc.

Film thickness and spreading rate

Minimum Maximum Typical
Film thickness, dry (µm) 30 40 35
Film thickness, wet (µm) 60 80 70
Theoretical spreading rate (m²/l) 16.7 12.5 14.2

Physical properties

Colour  Iron Oxide Red
Solids (vol %)* 50 ± 2
Flash point 40ºC ± 2 (Setaflash)
Flexibility Good

*Measured according to ISO 3233:1998 (E)
Surface preparation Bare steel
Cleanliness: Power tool cleaning to min.
St 2, mill scale free (ISO 8501-1:2007).
Improved surface treatment (blast cleaning to Sa 2½) will improve the performance.
Other surfaces
This coating may be used on other substrates.
Condition during application
The temperature of the substrate should be minimum 3ºC above the dew point of the air, temperature and relative humidity measured in the vicinity of the substrate. Good ventilation is usually required in confined areas to ensure correct drying.
Application methods
Use airless spray Brush
Recommended Roller

Application data
Thinner/Cleaner                   MTT
Guiding data airless spray
Pressure at nozzle                Pressure at nozzle: min. 150 kg/sq. cm. (2100 p.s.i.)
Nozzle tip                            0.015” – 0.021”
Spray angle                         60° – 85°

Drying time
Drying times are generally related to air circulation, temperature, film thickness and number of coats, and will be affected correspondingly. The figures given in the table are typical with:
* Good ventilation (Outdoor exposure or free circulation of air)
* Typical film thickness
* One coat on top of inert substrate

Substrate temperature 10°C 23°C 40°C
Surface dry 12 h 8 h 5 h
Through dry 72 h 48 h 36 h
Dry to recoat, minimum 1 48 h 36 h 24 h
Dry to recoat, maximum 2

1 Recommended data given for recoating with the same generic type of paint.
2 The surface must be free from any chalking or any other contamination and if necessary, sufficiently roughened prior to application.
The given data must be considered as guidelines only. The actual drying time/times before recoating may be shorter or longer, depending on film thickness, ventilation, humidity, underlying paint system, requirement for early handling and mechanical strength etc. A complete system can be described on a system sheet, where all parameters and special conditions could be included.
Typical paint system
Red Oxide Primer 2 x 35 microns (Dry Film Thickness)
Primax Regal Synthetic Enamel 2-3 x 40 microns (Dry Film Thickness)
Primax Regal Metalic Finish/High sparkle 2-3 x 40 microns (Dry Film Thickness)
Other systems may be specified, depending on area of use
The product must be stored in accordance with national regulations. Storage conditions are to keep the containers in a dry, cool, well ventilated space and away from source of heat and ignition. Containers must be kept tightly closed.
Handle with care. Stir well before use.
Packing size
0.91 Ltr., 3.64 Ltr. and 14.56 Ltr.
Health and safety
Please observe the precautionary notices displayed on the container. Use under well ventilated conditions. Do not breathe or inhale mist. Avoid skin contact. Spillage on the skin should immediately be removed with suitable cleanser, soap and water. Eyes should be well flushed with water and medical attention sought immediately.
For detailed information on the health and safety hazards and precautions for use of this product, we refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet.
The information in this data sheet is given to the best of our knowledge based on laboratory testing and practical experience. However, as the product can be used under conditions beyond our control, we can only guarantee the quality of the product itself. We also reserve the right to change the given data without notice.

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