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Tuff-Coat Water-Based Primer for Aluminum & Steel

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Tuff-Coat Water-Based Primer for Aluminum & Steel

TuffCoat's Aluminum & Steel Primer is a single-component water-based primer that is compatible with most high-performance finish coatings. This pre-mixed primer is designed specially for metal surfaces and provides excellent adhesion.

Key Features:

  • Pre-Mixed
  • Water Borne
  • Corrosion-Inhibiting
  • Low VOC
  • Excellent Adhesion
  • Fast-Drying
  • Abrasion-Resistant
  • Non-Flammable


  • Finish: Matte
  • Color: Pink
  • Application Temperature: 55 Degrees Fahrenheit minimum - 95 Degrees Fahrenheit maximum
  • Recommended Spreading Rate: Wet Mils: 4.0 | Dry Mils: 3.0
  • Coverage: Approx. 250 sq. ft. / Gal. | 65 sq. ft. / Qt.

Application Instructions for Tuff-Coat Primer for Metals:

Approximate Drying Schedule

  • To Touch: 1 hour
  • To Top Coat: 1-4 hours, not to exceed 48 hours
  • To Cure: 48 hours maximum. If maximum recoat time is exceeded, abrade surface before recoating.

Surface Preparation

  • All surfaces must be clean and dry. Remove all loose particles, grease, or oily residues.
  • Remove rust or paint by sandblasting, power brushing, or hand wire brushing before primer is applied.


  • Spray application is recommended. Limited applications can be applied by brush or roller.
  • Brush: Nylon/Polyester
  • Roller: 3/8" woven with phenolic core
  • Squeegee: Flat, rubber

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