Congard is a single pack, air drying, high build alkyd enamel coating. Containing rust inhibitive zinc phosphate pigment for direct application to blast or chemically cleaned steel. Congard povides both corrosion protection and a decorative finish in the one product.


  • Self Priming topcoat
  • Available in a broad range of colours
  • Rapid Drying


  • Contains zinc phosphate
  • Requires minimal surface preparation

Product code: 878


Primer and finish for quick turn around . Typically used on: farm and factory machinery and equipment, internal steel frames and trusses, miscellaneous metalwork, shipping containers.

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 power tool (AS1627.2 St 3) cleaning as a minimum. Coating performance is proportional to the degree of surface preparation. Remove all dust by brushing or vacuum cleaning.

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Protective Coatings
Internal steel frame, Truss
Interior or Exterior
Exterior, Interior
New or Repaint
New, Repaint
Application Method
Conventional and airless spray
Will chalk on exterior exposure. This will not detract from the protective properties of the coating.
Heat Resistance
Up to 120°C dry heat.
Water Resistance
Resists rain and condensation. Not suitable for permanently damp or immersed exposure
Abrasion Resistance
Good 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
Not recommended where fumes, splash or spillage may occur
Alkaline Resistance
Not recommended where fumes, splash or spillage may occur
Salt Resistance
Unaffected by splash and spillage of neutral salt solutions


Steel: Power tool clean AS1627.2 St 3 Abrasive blast AS1627.4 Class 2. Typical system: 2 x Congard @ 75 microns.