Martha Stewart Crafts™ Metal Primer
Martha Stewart Crafts™ Metal Primer is a white, rust--preventative, indoor/outdoor primer that dries to a satin finish. Use on new or old, painted or unpainted metal surfaces.
On what types of surfaces can I apply metal primer?
Any ferrous (iron-based) metal surface.
How should I prepare a surface for metal primer?
New metal – Wash with soap and water; wipe with white vinegar-dampened cloth. Let dry completely.
Old metal – Remove any rust using a wire bristle brush. Sand smooth using fine grit sandpaper, then wash with soap and water. Let dry completely.
Do I need to shake the bottle to mix?
Yes, shake the bottle well to mix thoroughly.
What types of tools should I use?
Apply metal primer with a soft bristle brush, or a utility brush for larger surfaces.
How should I apply metal primer?
Brush onto the prepared metal surface using smooth, even application. Let dry 24 hours before painting.
Can I use this with the Martha Stewart Crafts Spray Paint Kit?
Yes, mix 1 part metal primer mixed with 1 part Martha Stewart Crafts Satin Spray Medium. Apply as directed on spray kit packaging.
How many coats do I need?
Only one coat of metal primer is necessary.
How long should I wait before applying a basecoat?
Wait 24 hours. Afterward, you can apply any Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Acrylic Craft Paints of any finish: satin, high gloss, metallic, pearl, or glitter.
Can I use metal primer on outdoor surfaces?
Yes. Martha Stewart Crafts Metal Primer was developed specially as a rust-preventive primer to be used on all outdoor metal surfaces.
How should I clean my tools after priming?
Clean tools while still wet. Use soap and water or Martha Stewart Crafts Brush & Stencil Cleaner: apply cleaner; work into lather, rinse in cool water and let dry.