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Red Oxide Primer

Red Oxide Primer

Product Description

Nelson Red Oxide Primer has been formulated to provide Excellent anticorrosive properties and a smooth primed surface for all types of synthetic enamel finishes.


Design Usage

It is used as a general purpose primer on mild steel structures such as gates grills and other alike surfaces.



Technical information


Theoretical Coverage

11 – 13 m2 per liter per coat (Actual Coverage is dependent on substrate condition, application  method, application condition and finishing appearance) 


Red Oxide

Volume Solid

43 % ± 2

Dry Film Thickness

33 ± 3 um per coat (based on substrate condition) 



Flash Point

360C ± 2 

Drying Time

Touch dry 02 – 04 hour (Dependent on temperature and humidity) 

Hard dry 24 hour (Dependent on temperature and humidity)

Recoat Interval

10 – 12 Hrs (Dependent on temperature and humidity)  

Application Method

Brush / Roller and spray, Dilute (by volume) the paint 10 – 15 % of Nelson ideal Turpentine (This is recommended method of application Care should be taken to ensure an even application to avoid film defects)

Storage Instruction

Store in a cool shaded, well-ventilated dry area, protected from heat and direct sunlight. Container must be kept tightly closed. 


0.91 Liter, 3.64 Liters & 14.56 Liters drum.


Surface Preparation

The life-span and performance of coating is directly related to the degree of surface preparation. The surface to be painted should be clean, dry free from all loose material like efflorescence and old Flaking paint and all sorts of contaminations such as oil, grease, mill scale and rust.

Condition during Application

The temperature of the substrate should not be less then 100C and at least 30C above the dew point of the air, temperature and relative humidity measured in the vicinity of the substrate

Typical Paint System interior


Nelson extra Red Oxide primer (dependent on surface condition)

1-2 Coat


Nelson Enamel paints Top coat

2-3 Coats


Safety Precautions

  • Avoid contact with the skin and eyes. Wear suitable protective clothing such as goggles, dust mask and gloves. Use a barrier cream.
  • Ensure that there is adequate ventilation in the area where the product is being applied. Do not breathe vapors or spray.
  • This product is flammable, Keep away from sources of ignition and heat.
  • Paint should be stirred well before use. Replace lid of unused paint tin tightly.


The information provided on this data sheet is not intended to be completed and is provided as general advice only. It is the responsibility of the user to ensure that the product is suitable for the purpose for which he wishes to use it. As we have no control over the treatment of the product, the standard of surface preparation of the substrate, or other factors affecting the use of this product, we are not responsible for its performance nor would we accept any liability whatsoever or howsoever arising from the use of this product unless specifically agreed to in writing by us. The information contained in this data sheet may be modified by us from time to time, and without notice, in the light of our experience and continuous product development.