Red Oxide Quick Dry Primer
Honest Red Oxide Quick Dry Primer is a quality alkyd shop coat primer for
priming structural steel and miscellaneous fabricated metal pieces. The high volume
solids increases coverage rates compared to standard shop coat primers, and allow for
single coat coverage. One 2.5 mil DFT coat protects steel in mild to moderate
environments for 3 to 6 months prior to topcoating or enclosure.
Honest Red Oxide Quick Dry Red Oxide Primer Red dries to a tough film
capable of protecting the substrate during transit to the job site and during erection. It
does not have a tendency to skin-off as easily as other oil based primers and dries to
a hard finish which will accept alkyd topcoats without fear of alligatoring or cracking
the topcoat. It becomes the base for many corrosion resistant coating systems.
Honest Red Oxide Quick Dry Primer may be weldedthrough
during erection to produce sound welds. It is formulated without the use of
lead or chromate pigments and is VOC compliant below 3.5 lbs./gal. (4g/l).
Marine structures Hand trucks Hoists
Structural steel Racking Handrails
Machinery Piping Tank exteriors
Equipment Bar joists
SIZES: Available in 1 gallon cans, 5 gallon pails, and 53 gallon drums.
All steel must be free of dirt, oil, moisture, grease, mill scale, and rust. May be applied
over SSPC SP-2 or SP-3. For best results prepare surface according to SSPC SP-7,
MIXING: Mix well before use. Iron oxide may settle.
Vehicle: Oil Based Alkyd-Red Oxide
Components: One (color: red oxide)
Flash Point: 45°F
% Solids: By Volume: 46.0%
VOC Level: 3.5 lbs./gal. (4 gm/l)
Thickness: 4.0 - 5.0 mils wet film
Thickness: 2.0 - 2.5 mils dry film
Spreading Rate: 365-400 sq. ft./gal.
Pot Life: N/A
Shelf Life: 12 months
Application: Apply by airless, conventional
spray, brush, or roller
Drying Time @ 77°F (25°C): Set to touch
mins. Dry to handle 3 hours. Dry to topcoat
minimum 18 hrs., max. 48 hrs. After maximum
topcoat time, primed surface must be abraded
prior to recoating or topcoating.
Thinning: Not required
Cleanup: Mineral Spirits.
Limitations: NOT INTENDED FOR
IMMSION SVICE. Do not apply when
surface temperature is less than 5°F (3°C)
above the dew point. Do not apply when
surface temperature is less than 50°F.
Heat Resistance: Up to 250°F dry heat
FOR INDUSTRIAL USE ONLY
Airless: Pressure 00-20 psi
Tip 015" orifice tip
Hose 1/4" ID
Conventional: Atomization pressure 50 psi
Fluid Pressure 15-25 psi
Fluid Cap 63C
Brush Natural Bristle
(Thinning not recommended)
Roller: Woven, phenolic core
(Thinning not recommended)
PHYSICAL TEST DATA*
• Salt Fog (ASTM B-117): Passes 100 hours
• Chemical Resistance: (24 hr. Spot Test)
50% Sodium Hydroxide .... Very Good
Motor Oil .................................... Good
Water .................................. Very Good
Ammonia .................................... Good
Acids ............................................ Poor
*Testing based on:
- one coat at 3.0 mils DFT
- steel substrate (smooth)
- SSPC SP-1 surface preparation
(mild environments- indoors)
• Honest Red Oxide Quick Dry
• 1 or 2 coats Maintenance Gloss
Enamel HJ-4005 series at 1.5 - 2.0 mils DFT/