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Ferrous metals can be painted with either our Water-Based or Oil-Based Eggshell.

Modern Oil Eggshell

Priming

Remove corrosion then sand the surface. Prime with a rust-protection primer. Allow to dry thoroughly and sand lightly before applying one coat of Water-based Undercoat. For ferrous metals pre-primed by the manufacturer and not exhibiting any corrosion, clean and sand thoroughly and apply one coat of Water-based Undercoat. Not appropriate for galvanized steel or nonferrous metals.

Painting

Thoroughly stir and apply 2 coats evenly and in thin layers. May be further thinned if necessary with up to 20% water. Sand lightly and remove dust between coats. Also suitable for spraying, we offer precise instructions in our Technical Sheets.

Drying 

Touch dry after approximately 10 hours, recoatable after approximately 24 hours. Fully cured after approximately 5 days. Handle with care until completely dry and protect from dust. Thick application, high humidity and low temperatures significantly delay the drying process. Drying is a process of oxygen uptake, ensure good ventilation during the drying period.

Traditional Oil Based Eggshell

Priming

Remove corrosion then sand the surface and decrease with Oil Thinners. Prime with red oxide primer Allow to dry thoroughly and sand lightly before applying one to two coats of Edward Bulmer Oil Undercoat. Sand lightly.

Painting

Thoroughly stir and apply 2 coats evenly and in thin layers in the direction of the grain, using a brush or suitable roller. May be thinned if necessary with up to 3% Edward Bulmer Oil Thinners. Suitable for spraying, apply thinly and consider laying off with a brush.

Drying

Touch dry after 8 hours, re-coatable after 24 to 36 hours. Fully cured after several weeks. Handle with care until completely dry and protect from dust. Thick application, high humidity and low temperatures delay the drying process. Drying is a process of oxygen uptake, ensure good ventilation during the drying period.