SURFACE PREPARATION FOR METALCARE GALVANISED IRON PRIMER
Ensure that surfaces are dry, sound and free from dust, dirt, grease and oil before painting.
1. NEW GALVANISED STEEL:
Remove all traces of temporary protective coating, dirt, grease, etc. from the surface using METALCARE GALVANISED IRON CLEANER. Remove all traces of the cleaner by rinsing with fresh water. Check surface for water break-free condition (i.e. water completely wets the surface without crawling back into droplets). If necessary, repeat the cleaning process until this condition is obtained. Allow surface to dry and apply METALCARE GALVANISED IRON PRIMER the same day.
2. PREVIOUSLY PAINTED AND WEATHERED SURFACES:
Clean bare metal areas as in point 1 above. Remove loose and flaking paint and rust. Red and white rusted areas should be abraded back to bare metal and cleaned as for new work above. Spot prime areas where red rust has been removed with METALCARE ETCH PRIMER or METALCARE METAL WB PRIMER.