Air Drying Alkyd Intermediate Coat

An air-drying alkyd intermediate coat.

Properties and Intended Use

This product can be used as an intermediate for many protective coating systems for structure expose to aggressive environments such as industrial and marine environments and for refurbishment of containers. The product offers good leveling properties, good flexibility and adheres well to anti corrosive primers and old paint systems.

Physical Properties
Shade: White (other shades are available on request)
Gloss: Flat
Density (gr/ml): 1.5 ± 0.05
Weight solid (%): 73 ± 2
Volume solid (%): 50 ± 2
Typical thickness: 50-60 microns (DFT)
Theoretical coverage (m2/lit): 10 @ 50 micron
Flash point: 35 °C
VOC: 403
Drying time (not exposing):


Touch dry

Dry to handle

Full Cure

recoating time

@ 23°C

4 hr

8 hrs

7-10 days

16-18 hrs


Application Data
Application ambient temperature:
Minimum: 5°C (and 3°C higher than dew point)
Maximum: 30°C
Relative humidity: 90% max.
Number of components: 1
Thinner: RAFT-1000
Thinner for cleaning of tools: RAFT-9500
Induction time: none


Application Methods
Airless spray: Nozzle orifice: 0.018”-0.021”
                        Nozzle pressure: 180-250 bar
(Airless spray data are indicative and subject to adjustment)
Air spray:        Nozzle orifice: 0.060”-0.072”
                        Nozzle pressure: 3-5 bar
Brush and roller: suitable


Surface Preparation

The product specially designed as an intermediate coat over Alkyd primers. Oil or grease should be removed in accordance with SSPC-SP1 solvent cleaning. In case of repairing, surface defects revealed by the blast cleaning process, should be ground, filled or treated in the appropriate manner.

Handle with care. Before use, review ARAFAM’s PROCEDURE #011 and follow all local or national safety regulations. This goes for personal protection such as protection of lungs, eyes and of the skin, medical treatment in case of swallowing the paint or in case of other direct contact with the paint.

Consider necessary precautions against possible risks of fire or explosions as well as protection of the
Apply in well ventilated exists when applying paint in confined spaces or when the air is stagnant (see
also ARAFAM’s PROCEDURE #016).