STEP FINISH – PAINT RIGHT OVER RUST
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.
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
BRUSH OR ROLLER:
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
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.
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
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.)
Respirator-Filter/Cartridge Information: NIOSH/MSHA Approved
or TC 23C
non-toxic when dry.