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Rostex Super - Metal Primer

DESCRIPTION Quick-drying anti-corrosion primer. Rostex Super Metal Primer does not contain lead or chromate pigments.

Rostex Super Metal Primer is suitable for priming of steel, zinc-coated steel or roughened aluminum surfaces subject to heavier stress than usual and where the adhesion of normal alkyd primers is not sufficient enough or their drying time is too long.

Suitable also for copper, brass and stainless steel surfaces as well as steel sheet coated with Pural, Polyester, Acrylic and outworn PVC-coatings. Can be used as a primer for alkyd paints (Miranol, Unica, Panssarimaali) as well as for waterborne paints (e.g. Panssari Akva).
Only for professional use.
RECOMMENDED USES Sheet metal roofs, gutters, down pipes, cinder sheets, fire escapes, railings, flagpoles, drying racks, boats, and other steel constructions.

  The paint is matt The paint is solvent-borne Tool: spray Tool: brush
The coverage of the paint on rough surfaces
The coverage of the paint on smooth surfaces
Colour Range Light grey, iron oxide red, green, black.
Gloss grade Matt
Coverage Approx. 10  m2/l [40 µm(micrometer) dry film]
Can sizes 1/3 l, 1 l, 3 l, 10 l.
Thinner 1120
Application method Brush or spray.

Airless spray:
-  Nozzle 0.11”-0.015” or  0.280-0.380 mm
-  Thinning 0-15%
Drying time at 23°C and 50% relative air humidity

Dry film thickness 50 µm





Dust dry

1 hour

15 minutes

10 minutes

Recoatable with alkyd paints,


5 hours

1.5 hours

1 hour

Recoatable with water-borne paints,


2 days

1 day

1 day

Recoatable, max.

7 days

4 days

4 days

Chemical resistance Resists White Spirit and Methylated Spirit, does not resist strong solvents e.g Thinner
Oil and grease resistance Good
Wear resistance Good
Solids volume 45 %
Density Approx. 1.3 kg/l, ISO 2811
Product code 006_7554

Application conditions The surface to be painted must be dry and warmer than the surrounding air, the temperature of the air at least +5°C, and the relative humidity of the air below 80 %. In these conditions the drying considerably slows down and the recoatable time is extended. The temperature of the surface to be painted may not exceed +40°C, because otherwise the solvent evaporates too quickly and porosity, weakening of adhesion, blistering etc. will occur.

Plan your painting work so that you can finish it within 4 days. When the temperature decreases and/or humidity increases, the recoatability time will get longer. (see the Table)
Preparation Unpainted surfaces:
Remove possible white rust/ rust with a scraper and steel brush (to St2 degree) Clean water soluble white rust protective agent, dirt, water soluble salts, oil and grease from unpainted surfaces with Panssaripesu Roof Cleaning Agent and brush. Rinse thoroughly with water and allow to dry. Roughen smooth aluminium surfaces.

New zinc-coated sheet metal roof is recommended to be painted earliest after one winter. Best adhesion is achieved to already faded, mechanically or chemically roughened zinc-coated surface.

Previously painted surfaces:
Remove loose paint and possible rust with a scraper or steel brush (to St2 degree). Smooth the edges between the cleaned surface and the solid paint film. Wash the surface with Panssaripesu Roof Cleaning Agent, rinse thoroughly with water and allow to dry.
Painting Stir the paint well before use.
Apply with either brush or spray. The recommended dry-film thickness for single coats is 40-60 µm (micrometer). The finishing coat can be either e.g.water-borne Panssari Akva or solvent-borne Panssarimaali.
Cleaning of tools Clean tools with Thinner 1120 or with Tikkurila Pensselipesu.
Maintenance instructions After painting the surfaces must be handled with care, because the paint will achieve its final hardness and durability after 4 weeks under normal conditions. Soon after the treatment the surface can be cleaned lightly with a soft brush, damp cleaning cloth or mop. At the earliest 1 month after painting, dirty surfaces can be cleaned with Tikkurila Huoltopesu (1 part Huoltopesu, 10 parts water). Clean stains and very dirty surfaces with a stronger solution of Huoltopesu (1:1). After washing rinse surfaces and allow to dry.
EU VOC 2004/42/EC-limit value (cat A/i) 500g/l(2010)

according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008
Contains: Reaction mass of m-xylene, o-xylene, p-xylene and ethylbenzene. Warning. Flammable liquid and vapor. Causes serious eye irritation. Causes skin irritation. May cause respiratory irritation. May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure. Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects. Contains ethyl methyl ketoxime. May produce an allergic reaction. Keep out of reach of children. If medical advice is needed, have product container or label at hand. Avoid breathing vapor. Wear protective gloves/clothing. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Keep away from sparks and open flames. - No smoking. Avoid release to the environment. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. A Safety Data Sheet is available at request Safety Data Sheet - Rostex Super

ENVIRONMENTAL and WASTE DISPOSAL Avoid spillage into drains, water systems and soil. Recycle empty, dry cans or dispose them of in accordance with local regulations. Destroy liquid waste according to the local regulations for hazardous waste.
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