The science behind Hammerite

What is rust?

Rust is a general term for a series of iron oxides. Colloquially, the term is applied to red oxides, formed by the reaction of iron and oxygen in the presence of water or air moisture. Given sufficient time, oxygen, and water, any iron mass will eventually convert entirely to rust and disintegrate.

Rust is permeable to air and water, therefore the interior iron continues to corrode. Rust prevention thus requires coatings that preclude rust formation.

Combat rust using Hammerite

Hammerite protects and rejuvenates metal and is formulated to offer 8 year corrosion protection. Using a unique alkyd technology, the special metal paint is formulated to form a tough barrier that sheds moisture to provide long lasting protection.

Hammerite Metal Paint can be applied directly to rust with no need for a primer or undercoat due to its strong adhesive properties and because of its optimised viscous properties, ensures application of a substantial barrier coating keeping oxygen and water away from the substrate and ensuring excellent coverage of sharp edges without running or sagging.

The unique metal paint incorporates state-of-the-art technologies to ensure the rapid development of a hard, impenetrable film giving superior scratch and abrasion resistance, allowing you to complete the job in a single day; the surface will be re-coatable after only 4 hours.

The effortless way to paint & protect metal

Rain runs off surface

Rain remains on surface

Hammerite Metal Paint Topcoat
Undercoat
Primer
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Metal Metal

Metal that rusts

Hammerite Direct to Rust Metal Paint is specially formulated to be applied directly onto new, old or previously painted iron or steel.

Metal that rusts

Metal that does not rust

Hammerite Direct to Galvanised Metal Paint is specially formulated to be applied directly onto non-rusting metal, such as aluminium, copper, brass and galvanised surfaces.

  • Aluminium
  • Copper
  • Galvanised
  • Brass