Timely Primer EG Frames, manufactured with Electro Galvanized steel, are coil coated with a chemical treatment, Urethane primer coat and Acrylic modified Polyester finish coat.
This unique marriage of Electro Galvanized steel, chemical treatment, primer coat was custom designed for Timely Primer EG Frames to provide superior corrosion resistance and an optimal surface for field repainting.
Timely Primer EG Frames field painted with water based acrylics and oil based coating have been extensively tested to help ensure good recoat adhesion characteristics. Please consult your paint manufacturer’s data sheet for their individual product’s recommended curing time.
Proper surface preparation will help assure good field recoat adhesion to Timely Primer EG Frames. The Prime surface should be completely dry and free of all contaminants such as oil, grease, dirt, fingerprints, etc.
Use exterior, high quality, oil based or 100% acrylic water based latex paint on the exterior of the frame. High quality interior paint can be used on the interior surface of the frame only. Steel door frames should be wiped clean with a solvent such as acetone or mineral spirits. Allow the cleaning solvent to dry completely – until there is no residual odor. Once wiped clean, the paint adherence should be tested in order to make certain that the paint holds to the frame. If the paint does not adhere to the frame, then lightly sand with 220-grit sandpaper. After sanding, clean thoroughly.
To be ecologically friendly and to help sustain our environment, we suggest that 100% water-based acrylic paints be used to paint Timely Primer EG Frames.
DUE TO THE WIDE VARIETY OF WATER BASED PAINT FORMULATIONS THAT ARE AVAILABLE, WE RECOMMEND THAT A PRIME SAMPLE BE TESTED IN ADVANCE OF FIELD REPAINTING TO ENSURE THAT YOUR SELECTION IS COMPATIBLE AND OBTAINS GOOD ADHESION. (Please request a sample for testing prior to painting your Timely Primer EG Frames)
To maintain product warranty: Paint the frame within 45 days of installation. Repainting every one to seven years will be required, depending upon weather exposure.
DO NOT REMOVE THE FIRE LABEL. For field painting, you can paint over the removable laminate strip on the label or mask off the label and remove the mask after painting.
Field Painting Primer EG Frames