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Temalac FD 20

A one-component semi-matt single-coat alkyd paint is mostly used for steel structures indoors and outdoors.

The paint is solvent-borne
The coverage of the paint on rough surfaces
The coverage of the paint on smooth surfaces

Contains anti-corrosive pigments

Due to anti-corrosive pigments Temalac FD 20 can be used as a single-coat system as a primer and as a topcoat.

Good application properties

Temalac FD 20 is an ideal product for use in machine shops with fast production cycles. It is easy to apply and it forms good durable film.

Temalac FD 20 is mainly used for

Paint and coating systems for metal industries


Temalac FD 20 - Alkyd paint

Temalac FD 20
DESCRIPTION A fast-drying, one-component semi-matt anti-corrosive single-coat alkyd paint.
PRODUCT FEATURES Recommended to be used as a single coat system for steel surfaces. Good application properties. Ideal for use in machine shops with fast production cycles. May also be used as a primer in alkyd based paint systems.
Recommended uses Steel surfaces.

Features Good application properties.
Colour Cards RAL, NCS, SSG, BS, MONICOLOR NOVA and SYMPHONY colour cards. TEMASPEED tinting.
Gloss groups Semi-matt

Recommended film thicknesses

Theoretical coverage




40 µm

80 µm

12.5 m2/l

80 µm

160 µm

6.3 m2/l

Practical coverage depends on the application method, painting conditions and the shape and roughness of the surface to be coated.
Thinner 1006 and 1053
Application method By airless spray.
Drying times

DFT 50 µm

+ 10 ºC

+ 23 ºC

+ 35 ºC

Dust dry, after

40 min

15 min

10 min

Touch dry, after

5 h

1 - 2 h

½ - 1 h

Recoatable, after

1½ h

30 min

20 min

Drying and recoating times are related to the film thickness, temperature, the relative humidity of the air and ventilation.
Solids volume 50 ± 2 % volume (ISO 3233)
64 ± 2 % weight
Density 1.1 - 1.3 kg / l depending on colour
Product code 184-series

Application conditions All surfaces must be dry. The temperature of the ambient air, surface or paint should not fall below + 5 ºC during application or drying. Relative humidity should not exceed 80 %. The surface temperature of the steel should remain at least 3 ºC above the dew point.
Preparation Oil, grease, salts and dirt are removed by appropriate means. (ISO 12944-4)

Steel surfaces: Blast clean to grade Sa2½. (ISO 8501-1) If blast cleaning is not possible, phosphating is recommended for cold rolled steel to improve adhesion.

Primed surfaces: Oil, grease, salt and dirt are removed from the surface by appropriate means. Repair any damage to the primer coat. Note the overcoating time of primer. (ISO 12944-4)
Priming Temalac FD 20, Temaprime EE, Temaprime EUR, Temaprime GF and Temaprime ML.
Finishing Temalac FD 20, Temalac FD 50, Temalac FD 80, Temalac AB 70 and Temalac ML 90.
Painting By airless spray. Mix the paint thoroughly before use. At airless spray application the paint should be thinned 5 - 15 %. Airless spray nozzle tip 0.011" - 0.015" and nozzle pressure 120 - 180 bar. Spray angle shall be chosen according to the shape of the object. For large surfaces use Thinner 1053 (slow).
Cleaning of tools Thinner 1006.
EU VOC 2004/42/EC-limit value The Volatile Organic Compounds amount is 440 g/litre of paint.
VOC content of the paint (thinned 15 % by volume) is 495 g/l.

according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008
Containers are provided with safety labels, which should be observed. Further information about hazardous influences and protection are detailed in individual health and safety data sheets. A health and safety data sheet is available on request from Tikkurila Oyj.
Safety data sheetTemalac FD 20
Thinner safety data sheetTemalac FD 20


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