Exterior Galvanized Metal

Exterior 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

Primer:Vers-Acryl 200 Acrylic Maintenance Primer/Finish
Primer/Finish:Vers-Acryl 200 Acrylic Maintenance Primer/Finish
 Vers-Acryl 203 Acrylic Maintenance Primer/Finish Mid-Sheen
Finishes:Permacryl Exterior Acrylic Latex - Flat, Satin or Semi-Gloss
 Weather Plate Acrylic Latex - Flat, Satin or Semi-Gloss
 EverCryl Exterior Acrylic Latex - Flat or Satin
DTM-AT:Finium DTM-AT Acrylic - Semi-Gloss or Gloss

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