- Aquanaut Acrylic Primer



Aquanaut Acrylic Primer is a new and improved single component, water borne, rust inhibitive primer. This primer is a Direct to Metal (DTM) Primer with rust inhibitive pigmentation that also has improved flow & leveling characteristics as well as better dry fall capabilities. Aquanaut© Acrylic Primer does not contain lead or chromates, is very low in volatile organic content and is available in tan. Aquanaut Acrylic Primer conforms to priming requirements as outlined in ANSI/AWWA D102-06, OCS-3.

USE: As a shop or field applied primer to steel exposed to mild or moderately aggressive environments. Compatible over many aged coatings (test patch is recommended). May apply 'dry fall' under most conditions (see APPLICATION). As a topcoat, use Induron Aquanaut© II Acrylic Gloss Enamel.

LIMITATIONS: Do not use for immersion service. Not resistant to strong acids or aromatic solvents. Keep from freezing.

SURFACE PREPARATION: Steel (Non-immersion)—If the intended use is indoor, enclosed, or a mild environment; clean steel to a minimum of SSPC-SP 2 Hand Tool Cleaning. For other exposures, clean steel to a SSPC-SP 6 Commercial Blast. Previously Painted Surfaces—Remove all surface contaminants. Clean rusted areas in accordance with SSPC-SP 2 Hand Tool Cleaning. Dull glossy surfaces and feather edges for uniform appearance (test patch recommended).

COVERAGE: Theoretical—600 ft2 per gallon at 1.0 mil dry film thickness.

DRY FILM THICKNESS: 1.5 to 3.0 mils per coat.

WET FILM THICKNESS: 4.1 to 8.0 mils per coat.

COLORS: Red, Tan & Pastel Colors.

Application :

Thinning :

Not normally required for brush and roller application. Some thinning with water may be necessary (up to 10% by volume) for spray. Clean with warm water and soap.

Climate: Use this product only if the substrate temperature and ambient air temperature is above 45°F and is expected not to decrease for at least two hours after application. Also, the substrate temperature must be 5°F above the dewpoint for a period of at least two hours after application to avoid condensation occurring on wet paint.

Dry Time:

  • TO HANDLE—One-half hour at 80°F.
  • TO RECOAT—4 hours at 80°F.

Physical Data:

  • VOLUME SOLIDS: 37% ± 1%
  • SOLIDS BY WEIGHT: 48% ± 1%
  • WEIGHT PER GALLON: 10.0 ± .2 lbs/gallon
  • Mixed unthinned - < 0.9 lbs/gallon; < 50 grams/liter
  • Mixed thinned 10% - < 0.9 lbs/gallon; < 50 grams/liter

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