Red Oxide metal primer is an anti corrosion coating to stop or inhibit rust forming on ferrous metals such as steel. Ferrous metals are metals that contain iron. It also acts as a binding medium between the steel and the top coat creating good adhesion between the paint layers.
It is ideal for use on ferrous metals likely to be exposed to the elements such as cold air, damp and humidity.
Red Oxide is widely used in Industrial sectors for painting and protecting structural steel work, outdoor equipment, railings and gates prior to the application of a suitable topcoat.
It will also adhere to surfaces that show traces of rust and can be used on pre-painted surfaces so long as any dirt and loose paint has been removed. Red oxide is lead free.