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Energy Star AC-3 Primer

Energy Star AC-3 Primer is a premium grade, water-based, 100% acrylic anti-corrosive primer coating, designed for use on all correctly prepared metal substrates. Energy Star AC-3 Primer is low in Volatile Organic Compounds (V.O.C.) and adhesion promoted for outstanding direct to substrate adhesion. The product is manufactured with new water based technology developed by Astec Technical Laboratories which provides adhesion properties to the product that are in excess of many traditional oil based primers, even on difficult substrates such as aluminium.


An Infrared Heat Reflective Anti-Corrosive Primer
With Outstanding Adhesion to New Metal Surfaces.


Energy Star AC-3 Primer is an excellent replacement for Solvent-borne acrylic and alkyd anti-corrosive primers, providing many of the same performance properties without harmful solvent release to the atmosphere.

The product has excellent flow and levelling properties and levels to a smooth, uniform protective film. It has very good edge-cover and wet-hold during brush application which insures thin edge lifting of the cured film is eliminated.

The applied finish is tough, yet flexible and because it remains cool, testing has shown that it will last four times longer than all conventional exterior acrylic roof paints.


Total Solar Reflectance (%T.S.R.)
[(White) to ASTM]
Emittance [to ASTM C]
Drying Time @ 25°C
[@ 100 mic W.F.T.]
Re-coat Time @ 25°C
Recommended Thinners
Wash Up
Spread Rate at Recommended DFT 
[@ 150 mic D.F.T.]
Theoretical Spread Rate 
[@ 30 microns Dry]
Abrasion Resistance
Solvent Resistance
Specific Gravity
Volume Solids
Pack Sizes
35 minutes
[dry and block resistant]
1 to 2 hours
Water [Thinning not
[inc. two coats & profile]
38% V/V
37% V/V
4, 10 & 20


Suitable Substrates:

Correctly prepared, new, aged or painted metal, factory painted metal, powder coated and plain aluminium.
Principle Use: Metal roof and sidewalls.
Satin Enamel
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