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Temalac FD 50

A one-component semi-gloss alkyd topcoat, containing anti-corrosive pigments is widely used for indoors and outdoors different kind of steel structures.

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

Good choice for fast lines

Temalac FD 50 is an alkyd paint suitable for use in workshops and painting stations with rapid production cycles. Can be sprayed electrostatically.

Good gloss and color retention

Temalac FD 50 has a good gloss and colour retention when exposed to weathering. Due to anti-corrosive pigments can also be used as a single-coat system.

Temalac FD 50 is mostly used for

Paint and coating systems for metal industries


Temalac FD 50 - Alkyd paint

Temalac FD 50
DESCRIPTION A fast-drying, one-component semi-gloss alkyd topcoat, containing anti-corrosive pigments.
PRODUCT FEATURES A semi-gloss topcoat to be used in alkyd systems for steel surfaces. Excellent gloss and colour retention when exposed to weathering. Ideal for use in machine shops with fast production cycles and in the field. Suitable also for electrostatic painting. Due to anti-corrosive pigments can also be used as a single coat system.
Recommended uses Recommended for steel framework, service platforms and different types of machinery and equipment.

Colour Cards RAL, NCS, SSG, BS, MONICOLOR NOVA and SYMPHONY colour cards. TEMASPEED tinting.
Gloss groups Semi-gloss

Recommended film thicknesses

Theoretical coverage




40 µm

85 µm

11.8 m2/l

60 µm

130 µm

7.7 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
Drying times

DFT 40 µm

+ 10 ºC

+ 23 ºC

+ 35 ºC

Dust dry, after

40 min

15 min

10 min

Touch dry, after

3 h

1½ h

1 h

Recoatable, after

12 d

6 d

4 d

Recoatable, "wet-on-wet", after

1 - 4 h

½ - 2 h

30 min

Drying and recoating times are related to the film thickness, temperature, the relative humidity of the air and ventilation.
Solids volume 47 ± 2 % volume (ISO 3233)
64 ± 2 % weight
Density 1.0 - 1.2 kg / l depending on colour
Product code 181-series

Application conditions All surfaces must be dry. The temperature of the ambient air, surface or paint should not fall below + 5ºC during application or drying. Relative humidity should not exceed 80%. The surface temperature of the steel should remain at least 3ºC 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 Temaprime EE, Temaprime EUR, Temaprime GF, Temaprime ML and Fontecryl 10.
Finishing Temalac FD 50.
Painting By airless spray. Mix the paint thoroughly before use. At airless spray application the paint should be thinned 5 - 8%. 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 470 g/litre of paint.
VOC content in ready to use paint (thinned 8 % by volume) is 500 g/l.
Only for industrial and professional use.

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 50
Thinner safety data sheetTemalac FD 50


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