Paint 101: Epoxy Primer & What It’s For

Paint 101: Epoxy Primer & What It’s For

DIY painting can be fun, but it can also be intimidating. Especially when you encounter terms that sound technical. Take “epoxy primer” for example. How is it different from the standard primer paint? What surfaces is it best used for? Read the answers to these questions and more in this short article on epoxy primers!

 

A Primer on Epoxy Primer

The main difference between a basic primer paint and epoxy primer is that the latter is formulated for extra harsh conditions. An epoxy primer is a non-porous sealer that’s best paired or used as first base coat for epoxy paint. 

Applied on materials such as bare steel, fiberglass, plastic or black iron phosphate coating, epoxy primer is formulated for industrial use with strong adhesion, good mechanical ability and durable corrosion resistance even in wet or humid environments. With excellent bonding capacity and filling properties, epoxy primers may also help in covering up cracks and dents on work surfaces.

 

Quick Check on How to Use 

Worried you might handle your product wrong? It’s like using regular primer paint! Let this simplified look into process of application show you. 

Surface Preparation

As with the regular priming process, proper use and application of epoxy primer starts with surface preparation. First, make sure that your working area is clean. Existing finish and corrosion (if working with metal) should be stripped and cleaned off. Pros would sometimes clean with a wax and grease remover to ensure that all surface contaminants are removed.  

When working with metal substrates, leaving a little grit helps improve epoxy primer and paint’s adhesion on the substrate. For this: some would use sandpaper to abrade a cleaned up metal.

Application

Prepare the epoxy primer, as instructed on its directions for use. Then, apply in medium wet coats. Wait for at least a day before applying your topcoat.

 

Sample Applications Around the House

In terms of where to use epoxy primer in your home, it’s usually where you’d use epoxy paint on. Some sample areas are: 

  • Garage Floor

Tinkering with tools, mechanical work with cars and what have you, the garage is one of the messiest and grittiest spots in a house. Using epoxy primer and paint helps prevent oil stains, tire tracks or scratches, and other automotive fluids that may damage your floor.

  • Kitchen Countertops 

Make food stains and oil splatters the least of your worries. Epoxy primer and paint are easy to clean coats for the busiest surfaces in the house.

  • Bathrooms 

Epoxy primer and paint are made tough against regular wear and tear AND against moisture as well. This quality makes it resistant against damages that water or air moisture may leave on your surfaces. 

 

Premium Industrial Epoxy Primer

To ensure superior adhesion on metal surfaces, use a reliable epoxy primer such as Industrial Epoxy Primers by Island Premium Paints. Two-component systems based on epoxy polyamide resins, Industrial Epoxy Primers dries to a hard, durable coat with anti-corrosive protection. Layered with Island Epoxy Enamel for its topcoat, you can count on industrial-grade durability paint for your metal, wood or concrete surface. 

Learn more about different primers for concrete surfaces and more from our articles in the Home Decorating Tips section! 

 

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