Thursday, January 31, 2008

Hammerite Paint

One Step and the Rust is History

HAMMERITE Rust Cap paint is a long-lasting quick dry enamel that lets you paint right over rust, with no primer needed. Its rust-encapsulating formula and rust-preventive coating are designed to provide both interior and exterior long-lasting metal protection. It provides a decorative finish that resists corrosion and the weather.

This versatile paint can be used for a variety of applications – from covering rust to painting lawn furniture, crafts, machinery, metal wagons and more. It’s terrific on iron, steel and most metal surfaces.

Glassguard Protection
As the HAMMERITE Rust Cap coating dries, millions of heat-hardened glass flakes interlock with special resins, forming a super-tough barrier that seals out moisture to prevent rusting.

Paint Right Over the Rust
HAMMERITE Rust Cap paint is a long-lasting coating that can be applied directly over firm, rusty surfaces. With HAMMERITE’S unique paint-right-over-the-rust capability, you achieve a smooth, deep finish, rich in color.

HAMMERITE Rust Cap paint is available in 11 smooth finish and 11 hammered finish colors – there’s sure to be one that’s perfect for your next project.


HAMMERITE is a self-priming quick-dry gloss paint coating.
HAMMERITE is designed for use on rusty metal and most other metal surfaces, without the need of a primer.

GLASSGUARD PROTECTION: As the HAMMERITE coating dries, millions of heat-hardened glass flakes interlock with the special resins forming a super-tough barrier that seals out moisture to prevent rusting.
The Quick dry Hammered Metal Finish has two different silicones with Aluminum and glass beads that give the “Hammered” effect.
The Quick-dry Smooth finish contains no silicones or aluminum.

HAMMERITE is a long-lasting coating that can be applied directly over a firm, rusty surface.*Aluminum, galvanized and zinc sprayed surfaces require a prime coating of HAMMERITE GALVANIZED AND ALUMINUM PRIMER. HAMMERITE Galvanized and Aluminum Primer dries to touch in 1-2 hours @ 60ºF (16ºC). Allow primer to dry 24 hours before applying finish coat. HAMMERITE aesthetic value and rust protection properties make a durable coating for exterior applications on residential and commercial projects. Some suggested uses are:
1. Exterior doors, mail boxes, wrought iron, ventilation pipes/fittings. Wheel barrows, swing sets, snow blowers, lawn mowers, fences, storage sheds, etc
2. Playground equipment, recreation vehicles, boat trailers, etc.
3. Architectural structures, tank farms, machinery, theme parks, transportation equipment, above water marine applications, etc.
4. Frames, wheels, bumpers, trailer hitches, under car and truck carriages, trunk areas, floor trays, etc.

Remove all loose rust, paint and millscale. This can be achieved by scraping, sanding or wire brushing. Remove all dirt, oil, grease, salt contamination from ocean or street salt, and mildew, using an approved cleaner, fresh water and a commercial mildew remover. Rinse surface thoroughly and let dry before continuing. Smooth or hard, slick surfaces must be deglossed or abraded by sanding or grit blasting. A new or clean metal surface that is very smooth and/or glossy, or non-porous MUST be sanded with a minimum 80 grit sandpaper. DO NOT use any rust converter, or any other acid or conversion type product to clean or prepare a rusted surface before applying a Hammerite coating. Aluminum and galvanized
surfaces require a prime coating of HAMMERITE Galvanized and Aluminum Primer.
Professional painting practice required previously painted or shop primed surfaces must be "patch" tested for compatibility. Apply HAMMERITE to a small area and expose for 72 hours minimum and check for adhesion and any signs of lifting or cracking, etc.

Mix the paint coating thoroughly before and stir during application. Ideal application temperature is between 60ºF and 80ºF
Always maintain a wet edge to avoid lap marks and avoid over brushing and/or rolling. A ¼” mohair roller or synthetic bristle brush is recommended for flat surfaces. Brush irregular surfaces. Apply thickly and quickly. Do not overwork coating. Ensure corners, edges and heavily pitted areas are adequately coated. 2-3 coat minimum to achieve a 4-mil dry thickness.
Apply two or more coats as needed to achieve the 4-mil dry film thickness required for maximum rust and substrate protection. Recoat after each coat has dried to touch (30 to 45 minutes) additional coats would be applied the same (30 to 45 minutes between coats). All Hammered coatings must be applied within 4 hours or after 14 days of drying. All Smooth coatings must be applied within 4 hours or after 72 hours of drying. Dries to handle in 90 minutes at 77ºF (21ºC) 50% Relative Humidity.
INFORMATION BELOW IS FOR GUIDELINE USE ONLY. Before operating any spray system, review the technical manual for detailed information needed to properly operate and maintain the equipment.
a) Conventional Air Spray:
Pot Pressure: 15-20 p.s.i.
Atomizing pressure: 25-35 p.s.i.
Nozzle size: 70-80 thousandths
Apply 3-4 coats allowing each coat to set 30-45 minutes at 60ºF (16ºC) before application of the next coat to prevent sags. Final coat must be wet enough to flow to a uniform glossy finish.
b) Airless Spray:
Atomizing pressure: 1800-2600 p.s.i.
Tip Size: 17-21
Apply 3-4 coats to a minimum dry film thickness of 4 mils for rust protection. Allow each coat to set 30-45 minutes at 60ºF (16ºC) before application of the next coat to avoid sagging. Final coat must be wet enough to provide a uniform glossy finish.

Read and follow all application and precautionary information. Shake can for two or three minutes after activating ball and occasionally during use. Spray light, even coats, holding the container upright approximately 8” to 12” from surface being painted. The aerosol Hammered Metallic Finish is not as pronounced as the paint from the quart and/or gallon containers. This is due to the thinning of the
product so the propellant will push it out through the siphon tube and spray tip orifice. Three to five coats will be required to eliminate any pinholes and thin spots to achieve the 4 mil dry thickness required to keep moisture from penetrating the coating. The final coating must be thick enough to flow to a smooth even finish with a well-defined pattern, but not heavy enough to run. Make sure all corners, edges and heavily pitted areas are adequately coated. All coatings can be applied as soon as the previous coating is dry to touch, about 15 minutes. All coatings must be applied within one hour or after 10 days cure time. After use, invert container (turn upside down) and spray to clear valve of the paint coating.

Approximately 200 square feet per gallon depending on the method of application, porosity and texture of the surface and to achieve a 4 mil dry film thickness.

Clean all tools and equipment after use with HAMMERITE CLEANER AND THINNER, Xylene or Lacquer Thinner. Close container when not in use. Dispose of empty container and/or unused portion of paint in accordance with local, state and federal regulations.

Solids/Volume: HAMMERITE is a high solid, low VOC coating. Approximately 60% solids dependent on color.
Dry To Touch: Approximately 30 minutes; dry to handle: 2-4 hours at 60-80ºF (16-27ºC). 50% Relative Humidity.
Hard Dry: 2 weeks for Hammered and 72 hours for Smooth.
Impact Resistance: Good
Adhesion: Excellent to most properly prepared surfaces. Some surfaces may require a primer or special preparation. The Hammerite can withstand intermittent temperatures up to 200ºF (93ºC) maximum without peeling. Light colors may undergo color changes when subjected to high temperatures.
Adhesion Problems (Peeling):
Too thin a film coating which can be permeable by moisture. Substrate not cleaned and prepped thoroughly. Smooth substrate, which has not been abraded, (sanded or scuffed) sufficiently. Sand with 80- grit sandpaper and recoat. Incompatible primer or a conversion coating used (Ospho, Naval Jelly, etc.)
Aerosol Plugged:
Cans must be inverted and sprayed until no paint comes out of the spray tip to clear the tube and tip of the paint after use. Before use, shake cans vigorously for at least three minutes after mixing ball moves freely, and occasionally during use. A 4-mil/dry thickness is a must for all applications. This will consist of three (3) to five-(5) coats wet aerosol application for Hammered or Smooth finish.
Respirator-Filter/Cartridge Information:
NIOSH/MSHA Approved or TC 23C:
UN1263 Brushable. UN1250 Aerosols.
Non-leaded, non-toxic when dry.

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