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Stevensons Industrial DMC 100 Etch Primer

Short description

Premium anti-corrosive wash etch primer. Ultimate durability with high solids. Versatile primer with excellent adhesion to clean galvanised iron and non-ferrous metals. May be used as a pre-treatment primer for new steel surfaces. An excellent primer, being both quick drying and abrasion resistant. Provides excellent adhesion and a good base for top coating.

Intended Uses

For use on all steel surfaces. Specifically recommended for galvanized iron (raw and weathered). Provides excellent adhesion for subsequent coatings. A quick drying acid-hardening pre-treatment primer suitable for interior and exterior use. Provides an excellent primed surface for over coating with conventional paints and some heavy-duty coatings. Upgrades corrosion resistance.


  • Type: Metal Coating, Primer & Sealer
  • Ranges: Industrial Range, Stevensons
  • Project: Door, Window & Trim, Exterior, Gate, Fence & Palisade, Interior, Roof
  • Available-sizes: 1L, 20L, 5L
  • Guarantee: N/A
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Features & benefits

  • Lead free
  • Best available primer for galvanised iron surfaces, with excellent adhesion properties
  • An excellent anti-corrosive primer for use over abrasive blast-cleaned steel (Cleanliness Standard Sa21/2)
  • Can be over coated with most commercially used paints, both solvent and water based
  • Quick drying

Product information

  • Type: Wash Etch Primer (PVB / Phenolic Dual System)
  • Appearance: Semi-Matt Finish
  • Colours: Red Oxide
  • int Bases: N/A
  • Solid Approx.: 47% by mass; 35% by volume
  • S G at 23 °C: Approx.: 1,27
  • Flash point: Flammable
  • Theoretical spreading rate: 8-12m²/ℓ per coat
  • Practical spreading rate: The practical spreading rate will vary depending on the porosity and profile of the substrate, as well as the application technique and tools used, all surfaces must be completely dry

Application details

  • Mixing: Stir thoroughly with a flat paddle
  • Method: Brush, roller or spray
  • Thinning: Not recommended
  • Cleaning: E-thinners
  • Drying time: Touch dry 30 minutes (depending on temperature)
  • Recoating time: 1 Hour (not longer than 4 hours)
  • Application: Apply one to two coats

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