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Guard EP Primer

Guard EP Primer

Brand: Guard

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Guard EP is a single pack solvent-based, quick drying, high build, zinc phosphate primer.

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Guard EP is a single pack solvent-based, quick drying, high build, zinc phosphate primer. High build zinc phos primer

    • Pack Sizes: 1 litre, 2.5 litres, 5 litres, 20 litres

    • Colours: Red Oxide, Light Grey

    • Gloss Level: Matt

Guard EP Primer

Recommended Uses

Guard EP is suitable for application onto various substrates including metal and steel. Ideal for customers requiring high throughput with structural steel and fabrication works.



    • Brush: Occasional - small areas only, or for strip coating - use with caution, can be prone to brush marks

    • Roller: Occasional - small areas only

    • Conventional Spray: Yes. Thin up to 10% - added as approximately 3-5% each time

    • Airless Spray: Yes. Nozzle size 18-21 thou, fan angle 80°, tip pressure 2000-2500psi

    • Air Assisted Airless Spray: No. Not optimised

For further information and guidance on application, please contact us.


Drying and Curing Time

    • Touch Dry: 20-40 minutes

    • Hard Dry: 24 hours

    • Full Cure: 48 hours

    • Re-coatable: Please contact us for this information

Drying times are based on temperatures of 20°C, lower temperatures will increase drying times. Please speak with our technical team before elevating temperatures or attempting to force cure any of our products unless already stated. Shop conditions such as having good airflow will optimise curing.



Can be overcoated with many topcoats in the Guard range, including Guard FEB and Guard FES (alkyds) or Guard SPU (polyurethane).


Surface Preparation

    • Ensure surfaces are clean, dry and free from grease and other contamination before coating

    • Thoroughly degrease and where applicable, abrade to remove rust and promote good adhesion of the coating. For optimum corrosion protection, mild steel should be blast cleaned to Sa2.5

    • Complex structures may be more effectively cleaned by HPWJ (high pressure water jetting)



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Safety Precautions

To avoid the risk of spillage always store and transport in an upright secure position. Materials are hazardous and can also be flammable therefore appropriate precautionary measures must be taken including the use of gloves, glasses and recommended P.P.E in accordance with the material safety data sheets (MSDS).

Please refer to the product Data Sheet and Material Safety Data Sheets for full details regarding the safe use of this product. We also offer free technical advice – click here to contact us.


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Product Reviews

Mar 27, 2022
Excellent red primer , easily applied by brush ,great coverage , great price and quick delivery , very impressed