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Agricultural Oxide - A long oil based protective metal coating, suitable for all types of interior/exterior substrates. It has excellent covering power and can be used on block work, steel sheets, asbestos sheeting as well as wood. It has a good gloss finish, gives protection against weathering and corrosion.

From £31.00 ex VAT  - £37.20 inc VAT

Aluminium Quick Dry Enamel with a tough, quick drying finish. A metal paint made with high grade aluminium flake, rather than pigment, which is dissolved in solvent for 24 hours and diluted with urethan alkyd. Heat resistant up to 150 degrees C. Steel-grey in finish. Typically used to refurbish truck wheels. Advisable to spray. Never use a roller with this product.

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Exterior Wood Paint - Exterior Metal Paint - A long oil based decorative gloss finish designed for a wide range of substrates. Ideal for wooden windows/doors, metal fencing/garage doors or concrete walls. This has excellent covering power and provides long lasting weather protection. - Coverage: 5 - 10 m2 per litre - Touch Drying Time: 12hrs - Recoat: 24 hrs - Hard Drying Time: 48 hrs

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One Coat Gloss Paint - A tough long lasting, fast drying, semi-gloss primer finish made on a high build alkyd resin. Eliminates the need for two coats and cuts the drying time between coat, reducing labour and paint costs. This one coat paint protects against corrosion and impacts.

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One Coat High Build Steel Enamel - A tough long lasting, fast drying, semi-gloss primer finish made on a high build alkyd resin. Eliminates the need for two coats and cuts the drying time between coat, reducing labour and paint costs. This protects against corrosion and impacts. - Coverage: 5-10 m2 per litre - Touch Drying Time: 3-6 hours - Recoat: 16 hours - Hard Drying Time: 48 hours

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Quick Drying Gloss Enamel - Enamel Paint - A tough, long lasting, fast drying metal paint with a gloss finish made on a high build alkyd. High impact resistance, compatible with most primers or as a single coat. Can be used for a variety of applications as diverse as machinery paint, skip paint, shipping container paint and tractor paint. - Coverage: 5-10 m² per litre - Touch Drying Time: 3-6 hours - Recoat: 16 hours - Hard Drying Time: 48 hours

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Skip and Container paint - A tough long lasting, fast drying, semi-gloss primer finish made on a high build alkyd resin. Using Skip and Container paint eliminates the need for two coats and cuts the drying time between coat, reducing labour and paint costs. This protects against corrosion and impacts.

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Two-Pack Epoxy Topcoat Enamel - Designed to be used in conjunction with Regal epoxy primers for application to most metal substrates. This epoxy metal paint has excellent durability and impact resistance. This coating offers protection from solvents, acids, alkalis and salts. - Coverage: 5-10 m² per litre - Touch Drying Time: 12 hrs - Recoat: 24 hrs - Hard Drying Time:48 hrs - Full Cure: 7 days

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Two-Pack Epoxy Metal Primer - Designed for a wide range of metal substrates, our two pack epoxy primer offers excellent durability and resistance to contact with solvents, acids, alkalis and salts. It’s hardwearing surface gives good protection against corrosion due to it’s phosphate content. Two-Pack Epoxy Metal Primer is suitable for galvanised steel and aluminium. - Coverage: 5-10 m² per litre - Touch Drying Time: 12 hrs - Recoat: 24 hrs - Hard Drying Time: 48 hrs - Full Cure: 7 days

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Pumice aggregate is an extremely light aggregate which has the advantage of being able to mix into the paint prior to application. It is a non-microbead solution to a fine, aggregated finish. Pumice gives a rough-profiled finish and significantly increase slip resistance. When using, pour the pumice into the paint and mix thoroughly. After mixing, use the paint immediately. The paint must be applied with a roller to achieve a consistent finish.


What do we know about metal paint?

The answer is: a lot.

We started out as contractors to the offshore oil-industry, spray-painting the North Sea rigs. We went on to develop a hard-wearing coating suitable for use in cold and harsh environments and later sold this formulation to Crown Paints. Industrial Protective Paints Ltd was born. Over the last 30 years the business has grown as we formulate and manufacture a wide range of protective metal-coatings. Here on our dedicated Metal Paints page, we share our knowledge with you to help you to choose the products most suitable for your project. If you have questions not answered here or if you need technical advice, please call us on 01782 550733.

Metal Paint

OUR METAL PAINTS AT A GLANCE

WHAT IS "TWO-PACK" EPOXY METAL PAINT?

Two-Pack Epoxy Metal Paint is our most hard-wearing metal paint. Here, ‘Two-Pack’ refers to the fact that there are two items per pack. If you order a Regal Two-Pack Epoxy Metal Paint, your order will come to you in two cans: the pigmented resin (in the larger can) and the epoxy activator (in the smaller can). To use, you will need to pour the activator (the smaller can) into the pigmented resin (the larger can). You will also need to thoroughly and gently mix the two parts together before the paint can be used.

FIRST COAT

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Two-Pack Epoxy Metal Primer - Designed for a wide range of metal substrates, our two pack epoxy primer offers excellent durability and resistance to contact with solvents, acids, alkalis and salts. It’s hardwearing surface gives good protection against corrosion due to it’s phosphate content. Two-Pack Epoxy Metal Primer is suitable for galvanised steel and aluminium. - Coverage: 5-10 m² per litre - Touch Drying Time: 12 hrs - Recoat: 24 hrs - Hard Drying Time: 48 hrs - Full Cure: 7 days

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Two-Pack Epoxy Topcoat Enamel - Designed to be used in conjunction with Regal epoxy primers for application to most metal substrates. This epoxy metal paint has excellent durability and impact resistance. This coating offers protection from solvents, acids, alkalis and salts. - Coverage: 5-10 m² per litre - Touch Drying Time: 12 hrs - Recoat: 24 hrs - Hard Drying Time:48 hrs - Full Cure: 7 days

WHAT IS "SINGLE PACK" METAL PAINT

Regal Single-Pack Metal Paints do not need an activator and so they will come to you in a single can. You will still need to stir the paints properly before use.

FIRST COAT

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Anticorrosive Quick Dry Primer is a single pack priming solution suitable for most metal substrates. Also suitable for pre-treated aluminium and galvanised steel. Anticorrosive Quick Dry Primer gives excellent protection against corrosion. Excellent build levels and can be re-coated in most types of finish. - Coverage: 5 m² per litre - Touch Drying Time: 30 mins - 1 hr - Recoat: 12 hrs - Hard Drying Time: 24 hrs

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High Build Phosphate Quick Dry Primer is a single pack priming solution suitable for most metal substrates. This metal paint is also suitable for pre-treated aluminium and galvanised steel. High Build Phosphate Quick Dry Primer gives excellent protection against corrosion. Excellent build levels and can be re-coated in most types of finish. - Coverage: 5 m² per litre - Touch Drying Time: 30 mins - 1 hr - Recoat: 12 hrs - Hard Drying Time: 24 hrs

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From £25.50 ex VAT  - £30.60 inc VAT

Agricultural Oxide - A long oil based protective metal coating, suitable for all types of interior/exterior substrates. It has excellent covering power and can be used on block work, steel sheets, asbestos sheeting as well as wood. It has a good gloss finish, gives protection against weathering and corrosion.

From £31.00 ex VAT  - £37.20 inc VAT

Aluminium Quick Dry Enamel with a tough, quick drying finish. A metal paint made with high grade aluminium flake, rather than pigment, which is dissolved in solvent for 24 hours and diluted with urethan alkyd. Heat resistant up to 150 degrees C. Steel-grey in finish. Typically used to refurbish truck wheels. Advisable to spray. Never use a roller with this product.

From £22.50 ex VAT  - £27.00 inc VAT

Exterior Wood Paint - Exterior Metal Paint - A long oil based decorative gloss finish designed for a wide range of substrates. Ideal for wooden windows/doors, metal fencing/garage doors or concrete walls. This has excellent covering power and provides long lasting weather protection. - Coverage: 5 - 10 m2 per litre - Touch Drying Time: 12hrs - Recoat: 24 hrs - Hard Drying Time: 48 hrs

From £26.50 ex VAT  - £31.80 inc VAT

One Coat High Build Steel Enamel - A tough long lasting, fast drying, semi-gloss primer finish made on a high build alkyd resin. Eliminates the need for two coats and cuts the drying time between coat, reducing labour and paint costs. This protects against corrosion and impacts. - Coverage: 5-10 m2 per litre - Touch Drying Time: 3-6 hours - Recoat: 16 hours - Hard Drying Time: 48 hours

From £25.50 ex VAT  - £30.60 inc VAT

Quick Drying Gloss Enamel - Enamel Paint - A tough, long lasting, fast drying metal paint with a gloss finish made on a high build alkyd. High impact resistance, compatible with most primers or as a single coat. Can be used for a variety of applications as diverse as machinery paint, skip paint, shipping container paint and tractor paint. - Coverage: 5-10 m² per litre - Touch Drying Time: 3-6 hours - Recoat: 16 hours - Hard Drying Time: 48 hours

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Skip and Container paint - A tough long lasting, fast drying, semi-gloss primer finish made on a high build alkyd resin. Using Skip and Container paint eliminates the need for two coats and cuts the drying time between coat, reducing labour and paint costs. This protects against corrosion and impacts.

What makes a good metal paint?

What Makes a Good Metal Paint?

Metal Paint covers a whole spectrum of coating technologies from the simplest 3 coat system favoured by traditionalists of a primer, undercoat and finish coat to the products favoured by the DIY market as single pack, direct to metal coatings (also known by their finish as “smooth” or “hammer finish”) to high end epoxy finishes and polyureas. Recently water based products have also entered the market but so far the performance has not lived up to the dream and the basic chemistry – iron needs two basics to corrode – water and oxygen – both of which you find in abundance in water based coatings and even the best so far do not match the performance of a well formulated solvent based or solvent free coating (yet!). In fact even the type of metal has an impact on your choice of coatings. Iron, steel and variants thereof corrode rapidly in the presence of water and oxygen by forming the well know hydrated iron oxide – rust! So for these metals specific chemistry is used to combat this in the form of barrier pigments, highly cross linked polymers and anti- corrosive pigments to inhibit the formation of the oxides which cause blistering and coating failure. Other metals found in general use fall broadly into the category of non-ferrous metals (Zinc hot dipped, galvanised, plated or in the form of aluminium or brass / copper) and these different metals all have a different electrochemical corrosion potential. In  simple terms – corrosion is a battery with the metal losing material at the anode (pitting) and metal ions “joining” the solution and being deposited at the cathode as salts
Metal Paint Chemistry
This means that the choice of the right product for your needs requires some consideration of the metal you are painting and the end use you want for your painted metal. For these non-ferrous metals many traditional metal paints fail rapidly – especially on galvanised steel or bright zin plated surfaces as the metal paint actually reacts with the zinc to form a soap which is they water soluble and leads to the failure of the metal paint. This can be overcome by choosing a synthetic modification to the metal paint targeted to overcome this and often these metal paints are clearly identified as suitable for galvanised steel or suitable for non-ferrous metals.
Metal paints are usually also distinguished from ordinary or decorative paints in a variety of subtle ways, they tend to have shorter oil lengths if the metal paint is based on a renewable resource like Soya bean oil or sunflower oil, these are then chemically modified by reaction with chain stopping agents such as benzoic acid to improve mechanical properties such as gloss and scratch resistance (for one coat direct to metal paints) or phenolic resins to improve chemical resistance in metal paints aimed at being overcoated with a finish. They can also be modified with silicone to improve durability or polyurethane to improve some chemicals and wear properties or even other monomers to improve application characteristics, often in well tried and tested smooth and hammer effect direct to metal paints this was styrene or vinyl toluene but more recently other techniques are used to make overcoating easier.  
However, for a really efficient metal paint the choice of anti-corrosive pigment is also very important, some would argue the most critical aspect of the paint. Historically red lead was used and whilst this did indeed work it was found to be dangerous to health and eventually the government introduced lead at work regulations which have almost eliminated this technology. Higher performance products were introduced more than 50 years ago, originally based on zinc oxide derivatives such as zinc phosphate and zinc chromate and indeed even today on many older specifications people still ask for BS5493 zinc phosphate paint – even though this has been superseded by much more efficient and safer technologies. Higher specification products were based on derivatives of zinc and chromium but these derivates like zinc chromate, zinc tetraoxychromate and zinc potassium chromate all bring serious health risks all are carcinogenic and all are to a greater or lesser degree water soluble so easily migrate to the water supply. This in combination with progress on corrosion testing and the replacement of the highly ineffective B117 salt spray test with more realistic testing techniques including prohesion and cyclic testing with QUVB lead to the development around the world of several non-toxic environmentally friendly anti corrosive pigments for the metal paint formulator -the early products were based on calcium ion exchanged silica gel but these proved to be temperamental and were slowly replaced by alternative phosphates and modified phosphates based on nontoxic metals including calcium and magnesium sometimes in conjunction with other inhibitors  - one of the market leaders today in this technology is Nanoguard ACP and there are similar older generation versions of this technology still used in metal paints around the world. Nanoguard ACP was however, unique in its ability to offer a totally non toxic, safe, heavy metal free solution for the formulator of metal paints. Other similar technologies became available from other suppliers as people tried to copy the technology – with varying degrees of success.
Metal Paint comes in a range of options as previously mentioned but generally today most people prefer to buy a product which requires fewer coats of metal paint, one with no “hazard labels” (toxicity, environmentally harmful etc) or at least based on an easily recognised renewable resource such as soya oil or sunflower oil. Yellowing resistance is also paramount in lighter colours of metal paint and for this reason most modern metal paints are also based on a synthetic modification but for those really looking for an environmentally friendly metal paint there are few that cancompete with a good short oil metal paint, based on sunflower oil and glycerine and based on a nontoxic environmentally friendly anticorrosive pigment such as Nanoguard ACP DCP.   As with most things price is not always a guarantee of quality and it is always worth checking those points if they are important to you when choosing your metal paint, particularly if children or animals are likely to be in close contact with the surface painted with your metal paint.
Finally, metal paints should always be applied in accordance with the technical data sheet from the supplier to get the best results. It is also good practice unless buying a specially formulated metal paint which is surface tolerant to prepare the metal to be painted well before application of the metal paint. This usually entails removing al loose and flaking material (rust, old paint and any other contamination) immediately before application – ideally to standardST2 as a minimum for manually prepared surfaces. The surface should be clean and dry before application to avoid trapping under the paint any residues and this will ensure an optimum life for your metal paint and keep the surface looking good for the maximum possible time. Time spent on preparation and choosing the right metal paint always pays for itself on longer life and easier maintenance!