Metalshield High Build ZP Primer is an anti-corrosive shop or field primer used for the protection of steel in mild industrial and commercial environments and is ideal where fast turn around time is required. It offers greater protection than standard shop primers due to its high build characteristics.


  • Low Sheen Finish
  • Single Pack Product
  • Contains Anti Corrosive Pigment For Rust Prevention


  • Touchup Spraypacks Available
  • High Build For Greater Protection
  • Rapid Drying & Overcoat For Fast Turn Around

Product code: 36687300


Primer for moderate protection of steel against corrosion. Generally used as part of a protective coating system in: farm and factory machinery and equipment, internal steel frames and trusses, miscellaneous metalwork.

Surface preparation

Round off all rough welds, sharp edges and remove weld spatter. Remove grease, oil and other contaminants in accordance with AS1627.1. Rust, millscale, oxide deposits and old paint films on metal surfaces should be removed by hand or power tool (AS1627.2 St 3) cleaning as a minimum. Coating performance is proportional to the degree of surface preparation and abrasive blast cleaning to a minimum AS1627.4 Class 2) is preferred for external environments. Remove all dust by brushing or vacuum cleaning.

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Fence, Gate, Gutter, Downpipe, Internal steel frame, Truss
Application Method
Conventional or airless spray
On exterior exposure some chalking may also occur. This will not detract from the protective properties of the coating. Use a weatherable topcoat if required for appearance.
Heat Resistance
Up to 95°C dry heat.
Water Resistance
Resists rain and condensation. Not recommended for permanently damp or immersed exposure.
Abrasion Resistance
Moderate when fully cured.
Solvent Resistance
Resists alcohol, mineral turpentine and similar solvents. Esters, ketones, ethers, chlorinated solvents or similar strong solvents are liable to attack the coating.
Acid Resistance
Acid Resistance Not recommended where fumes, splash or spillage may occur.
Alkaline Resistance
Alkaline Resistance Not recommended where fumes, splash or spillage may occur.
Salt Resistance
Salt Resistance Unaffected by splash and spillage of neutral salt solutions.

Drying Characteristics

Touch Dry
15 Minutes
Re-Coat Time

12 Hours*

*Overcoating can occur up to 2 hours after the initial application or after 12 hours. Failing to observe these limits may result in "frying". If in doubt test a small inconspicuous area first. Allow longer times under cold conditions.


Steel Mild environments (Exterior) Abrasive blast AS1627.4 Class 2 Typical System: 1 x Metalshield High Build ZP Primer @ 50 microns + 1 x Ferrodor 810 @ 50 microns