Benefits of Red-Iron Metal Primer

Written by Roxanne Ecklund on April 28, 2014

Rhino-Shield’s Red-Iron Metal Primer (RMP) is superior for treatment of outdoor – as well as indoor – ferrous metals. Those are the kind that break down and rust, such as iron, steel and aluminum. Unless a red iron metal primer is applied, no matter how thickly a ‘rustable’ surface is painted, the rust will continue to occur and eventually bleed through to your newly painted surface.

Our Red Iron Metal Primer prepares the surface of metals, encapsulating rusted areas to make them smoother for a final coat that is durable, less subject to cracking and peeling, and more beautiful. RMP metal primer is high in solids such as zinc and red iron oxide that cover and protect the metal from further rust and corrosion. It is used in situations where sandblasting or acid removal is not recommended for corrosion.

RMP is ideal for industrial buildings, steel   roofs, metal window trim, plus wrought iron foyer railing and fencing that is   prevalent at so many older southern homes.  

Once the metal primer has been applied, we follow up with a color coat of thick and durable Rhino-Shield ceramic coating for high performance protection from further weathering. Rust and corrosion are held in check for decades to come.