Consider Epoxy Primers for Durability, Corrosion Resistance and Other Benefits

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Published On: 11.14.2023

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Epoxy primers are popular for their superior adhesion, application, durability and corrosion-resistance properties. Formed from a chemical reaction between an epoxy resin and a hardening agent, epoxies are strong, rigid, and highly adhesive materials. With their ability to bond to a wide variety of substrates, epoxy primers offer several advantages over traditional base coats.

Epoxy primers promote excellent topcoat adhesion, ensuring a long-lasting, high-quality finish. By deterring peeling and improving topcoat application, a good epoxy primer can extend the protection provided by the coating and, ultimately, the life of the product.

Easy to apply, epoxy primers can be used on both new and previously coated surfaces. Spray application is the most common way to apply epoxy primers and can provide an even coat over large surfaces. However, even with its ease in application, proper surface preparation is essential. A clean, dry and contaminant-free substrate will create the smoothest application and best long-term results.

Additionally, many epoxy primers cure quickly; they can be recoated or top-coated in a short period of time. When quick turnaround is critical, fast curing epoxy primers can help reduce labor costs, minimize downtime and increase productivity…and get products off the paint line quickly.

Epoxy primers are known for their durability. The secret behind epoxies’ durability is their strong cross-linked polymer network. This network allows the coating to withstand harsh environmental conditions and resist wear and tear, making epoxies ideal for industrial applications where surfaces are subject to heavy use and exposure to abrasion, chemicals and other destructive substances.

Because epoxy primers are highly resistant to corrosion, they are an excellent choice for metal surfaces. These primers create a protective barrier from moisture and other corrosive substances, guarding the substrate from oxidation and decomposition.

Sheboygan Paint Company’s epoxy primers provide these benefits and more. Our industry-leading zinc-rich primer consistently surpasses customer specifications. When used with our Uraguard topcoat system, the zinc-rich primer system has been tested to resist corrosion far longer than industry performance standards.

Our new low-VOC direct-to-metal (DTM) epoxy primer provides ease of use, quick film build and fast dry/cure times. This durable, fade-resistant coating helps keep equipment protected from the elements and looking good long term.

At Sheboygan Paint Company, we are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality products. Epoxy primers are an excellent choice for products that require a durable, long-lasting coating that offers superior adhesion and corrosion resistance. We offer both water-based and solvent-based epoxies, including our popular zinc-rich epoxy primer, 2K epoxies and epoxy esters. Contact us today at 800.773.7801 to learn how our epoxy primers can benefit your project.


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