Conklin Encase™ Primer
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Conklin Encase™ Primer

Rust Inhibiting Metal Primer

Product Description

Conklin Encase™ is a versatile and effective water-based, rust inhibiting metal primer that is suitable for use on a broad range of interior and exterior metal surfaces. It produces a unique effect of penetrating into rust and expelling air. This makes it useful for application on non-rusted as well as rusted metal surfaces.

The primer is formulated for use in combination with Conklin’s Rust-Off™ Rust & Oxide Remover. Well-cured Conklin Encase™ serves as a primer for the application of the following top coats with early recoats providing the best adhesion:

  • Benchmark™ Acrylic Latex Roof Coating
  • Equinox™ Acrylic Latex Roof Coating
  • Rapid Roof™ HV Acrylic Latex Roof Coating
  • Rapid Roof™ III Acrylic Latex Roof Coating
  • PUMA XL™ Urethane Modified Roof Coating

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  • Approximate coverage rate is 1 gallon of Conklin Encase™ over 325 square feet (sq. ft.) of metal surface
  • Precise coverage rates depend on the condition of the metal roof


When applying Conklin Encase™:

  • Ensure that the personnel using the primer have read and completely understood the safety data sheet
  • If personnel are spraying the primer, make sure they use a NIOSH-approved mist / dust mask
  • Also, ensure the personnel are wearing other, relevant personal protective equipment (PPE) because the primer:
    • Contains chemicals that the State of California lists as those that can cause birth defects, cancer, and reproductive disorders
    • Is harmful or even fatal when swallowed
  • Mix thoroughly before use
  • Do not dilute or thin the primer
  • Temperature and Moisture guidelines:
    • Ambient temperature must be 400F or above
    • Relative humidity must be below 80%
    • Surface temperature should be at least 50F above dew point
    • Do not apply during inclement weather
  • Surface Preparation for new or old galvanized steel:
    • Use wire brushing, sandblasting, or scraping to eliminate loose rust, run-down paint, and scales from rusty and deteriorated metal surfaces
    • Spray a 1:20 solution of Rust-Off™ Rust & Oxide Remover
    • Use water to totally wash-off chemical residue and dirt
    • Allow the surface to dry completely
    • Apply Conklin Encase™
  • Surface Preparation for factory finished metal surfaces such as Kynar coatings and siliconized polyester:
    • Spray a 1:20 solution of Rust-Off™ Rust & Oxide Remover
    • Use water to totally wash-off chemical residue and dirt
    • Allow the surface to dry completely
    • Apply Conklin Encase™
  • For application on small-area surfaces and for touch-up jobs, use a natural fiber brush of good quality
  • For application on large-area surfaces, use spray equipment or roller
  • When using spray equipment, set the spray tip at 0.015 to 0.017
  • Allow the primer to dry before applying the top coat
  • Dispose the primer in a manner that complies with local, state, and federal regulations regarding hazardous waste

Storage Requirements

  • Store the primer at a cool place that is:
    • Above 400F
    • Protected from freezing
    • Out of reach of children
  • Close containers tightly when not using the primer

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