Steel Tuff-316 is a single component, water-based acrylic emulsion coating pigmented with alloy 316 stainless steel flake. It is non-flammable, low VOC, and offers superb exterior durability. It has excellent adhesion and abrasion resistance. Steel Tuff-316, a liquid stainless steel coating, is designed to be used as a topcoat over primed steel surfaces and most previously painted surfaces in corrosive atmospheres. Its hard film characteristics make it ideal for OEM’s wanting to paint component parts and get them to assemble quickly.
Cured Appearance of Steel Tuff 316 Metallic Gray Stainless Steel Metal Coating: Low sheen metallic gray, metallic colors available
Recommend Primers: PrimeLock Low VOC Grey, Prime Solution 5250 Red/5253 Gray, Steel Plus Epoxy Primer
How to Apply Gray Metallic Paint for Metal:
Quality paint jobs occur with quality preparation, products, and application. Quality preparation includes cleaning the surface to be painted to remove all contaminants by washing with BC4000 or other suitable cleaners. Thoroughly cured old coatings may require scuff sanding for maximum adhesion.
Filter: Use 50 mesh stainless steel screen or nylon bag when needed
Brush On: Use a quality synthetic bristle brush
Roller Application: Use quality roller cover
Air Atomized Sprayer: Follow equipment manufacturers nozzle and needle selection recommendation for use with heavy latex paints. Spray at 45-60 psi.
Airless Spaying: 2000-2500 psi with 0.017 to 0.021 tip.
Hot Spraying: 100-120F
Thinning Steel Tuff-316™ Stainless Steel Gray Paint for Metal:
Rolling / Brush: Use clean water. Thinning is normally not required. Use 5%-10% if needed (approximately 1/2 pint per gallon)
Air Atomizer Spray: Use clean water. Thinning is normally not required. Use 5%-10% if needed (approximately 1/2 pint per gallon)
Airless Sprayer: Use clean water. Thinning is normally not required. Use 5%-10% if needed (approximately 1/2 pint per gallon)
Cleanup: Soap and Water
Properties of Steel Tuff 316 Gray Metallic Metal Paint:
WEIGHT PER GALLON 9.71 Lbs
SOLIDS BY WEIGHT 42.4 %
SOLIDS BY VOLUME 32.6%
RECOMMENDED DFT 2.5 mils
WFT TO ACHIEVE DFT 7.5 mils
THEORETICAL COVERAGE @1 MIL DFT 521 sq. ft./gal
ACTUAL COVERAGE AT RECOMMENDED DFT 208 sq. ft./gal
DRY TIME @77F AND 50% HUMIDITY
Tack Free: 30-45 minutes
Handle: 1 hour
Recoat: 1-2 hours
Full Cure: 7 days (can be accelerated)
HEAT RESISTANCE WHEN FULLY CURED 400F
Shelf-life 2 year
Safety Information for Steel Tuff-316 Stainless Steel Coating:
VOC: 98.5 g/L or .82 Lbs/Gal.
Flash Point: N/A
USDA: Authorized by USDA for use in federally inspected meat and poultry plants.
Do not take internally. Close containers tightly after use and keep upright. In case of spillage, absorb and dispose of in accordance with locally applicable regulations. California Prop 65 Warning: Detectable amounts of chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, may be found in this product or its vapor. For specific information refer to the Safety Data Sheet(SDS).
*** FOR INDUSTRIAL USE ONLY. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. ***
Steel TUFF-316 Metal Gray Metalic Paint Ordering Information:
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