Interior Galvanized Metal

Surface Preparation

All surfaces must be cured, clean, sound, dry and free of all dirt, dust, efflorescence, wax, oil, grease, chalk and any other contamination that would interfere with new coating adhesion. On new galvanized surfaces, solvent wipe to remove surface contamination, then use an etching solution or abrade the surface by sanding. On weathered surfaces, power or hand wash with detergent and rinse thoroughly. The surface must be dull and have a profile; use an etching solution if needed. Performance will be directly related to the degree of surface preparation.

Recommended Products


Primers: Vers-Acryl 300 Acrylic DTM Primer

Primer/Finish: Vers-Acryl 303 Acrylic DTM Primer/Finish

Finishes: SureFlo Interior/Exterior Acrylic Latex Enamel | Satin or Gloss
  Permacryl Interior Acrylic Latex Enamel | Flat, Eggshell, Satin, Semi-Gloss
  Vantage Plus Interior Latex | Flat, Eggshell, Semi-Gloss
  Zero Plus Interior Zero VOC* Latex | Flat, Eggshell, Semi-Gloss

The products above are commonly recommended for ferrous. Other Diamond Vogel products, including zinc-rich primers, epoxies and polyurethanes from our High Performance Coatings, may be better suited for your project.  Please contact your Diamond Vogel representative for personalized service.

*Zero Plus is designated zero VOC (volatile organic compounds) based on EPA Method 24. All zero VOC paints emit chemicals. This paint emits chemicals during and for approximately two weeks after painting but at much lower levels than conventional latex paints. Sensitive groups should minimize exposure during painting and for 24 hours after. “Zero VOC” does not mean “asthma/allergy friendly.”