AFM Safecoat MetalCoat Metal Primer


  • Interior and exterior metal surfaces such as steel, galvanized iron and aluminum.
  • May be left as a finish in a three primer coat application.
  • May be recoated with a variety of other finishes, and is an excellent foundation for Safecoat



AFM Safecoat® MetalCoat Metal Primer

Safecoat® MetalCoat Metal Primer is a thermoplastic acrylic emulsion primer fortified with rust inhibiting pigments. Designed for use on non-ferrous metal, iron, steel, aluminum, galvanized and masonry. It is not recommended for copper. Provides a tough, flexible film, producing outstanding
corrosion resistance and excellent adhesion. May be used on interior or exterior, including marine atmospheres. Very low odor and low VOC, it is one of the least toxic metal primers available, formulated without the heavy metals and other hazardous ingredients commonly used.


  • 1 gallon.



Approximately 350 square feet per gallon in one coat depending on surface porosity.

Surface Preparation

All surfaces must be clean, dry, free from grease, dirt, rust, mill scale and any other foreign
matter. Surfaces must be very clean for this product to be effective. New galvanized should be cleaned with an acetic acid or phosphoric acid wash and rinsed. Rust and mill scale must
be removed with power steel brushing or sandblasting. All other foreign matter must be cleaned with a solvent wash and dried thoroughly before painting. Dull glossy surfaces and remove dust.


May be applied with a roller, nylon brush or airless sprayer. Spray coats are recommended above all other application methods. Use an airless sprayer with a .015 – .017 tip. Apply full coats for maximum corrosion resistance. A minimum of 1.5 mil thickness (dry film thickness) is needed for
protection. This product may be tinted if required, with all purpose tinting colorants, but do not exceed two fluid ounces per gallon. Do not apply when air or surface temperature is below 55 degrees F or on damp, foggy days.



Clean tools and equipment while they are still wet with a solution of SafeChoice Super Clean and warm water.

Drying/Curing Time

Under normal conditions, MetalCoat Metal Primer dries to touch in 30 minutes and is re-coatable
after four hours. Normal conditions include a dry surface, access to fresh air flow, moderate humidity, and temperatures above 55 degrees F. Thick application, high humidity or conditions other than normal will cause the product to dry and cure more slowly.

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Weight 9.9

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