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Watco Metal Paint

Quick drying, low yellowing, anti-rust metal paint for protecting and restoring metal work

  • Protects and transforms new and existing metal work
  • Quick drying formula – overcoat in 3 hours
  • Excellent resistance to the elements
  • Scrubbable, easy-to-clean, satin finish
  • Excellent adhesion with minimal preparation
  • Superior anti-corrosive performance
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Our RAL colour range
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£81.80 (Ex VAT)

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Watco Metal Paint is an easy-to-apply, quick-drying, single pack, anti-corrosive coating for old and new, interior or exterior metal work. With 190 RAL colours to choose from and excellent adhesion to a multitude of substrates, Watco Metal Paint will quickly and easily transform metal work.   

Watco Metal paint requires minimal preparation to achieve an optimal finish. It also provides excellent resistance to the elements and will withstand harsh weather without blistering, cracking or peeling. The unique choice of coating technology combines surface tolerance on a wide variety of surfaces, in addition to providing 70% less yellowing than conventional solvent-based metal paints. This unique formulation is scrubbable, providing a low maintenance, easily cleaned, hygienic surface which lasts and lasts. 

Recommended areas of use

  • All exterior and interior metal work 
  • Handrails 
  • Touch-up of rusted metal work 
  • Garage doors 
  • Pipework 
  • Radiators 
  • Metal barriers 


  • Professional quality, single pack yellowing resistant alkyd coating 
  • Protects and transforms new and existing metal work  
  • Easy to apply 
  • Scrubbable, easy-to-clean satin finish 
  • Available in 190 RAL colours 
  • Superior anti-corrosive performance demonstrated by BS EN ISO 9227 
  • Quick drying formulation - can be overcoated within 3 hours, allowing for 2 coats in 1 day 
  • Excellent resistance to the elements, will not crack, blister or flake 
  • Excellent adhesion with minimal preparation 


Finish Scrubbable, easy-to-clean satin finish
Surfaces Most metals, existing well-bonded paint, concrete and wood
Interior or Exterior Exterior, Interior
Primer required Self-priming, multiple coats can be used if full coverage is not achieved in one coat
Composition Single pack, solvent-based alkyd
Coverage 10m² per 1L per coat
Recommended number of coats 3
Application tools Roller or brush
Wet film thickness 100 microns
Dry film thickness 50 microns
Curing time (at 20°C) 24 hours
Minimum application temperature 10°C
Storage Between 10°C - 30°C. Do not allow to freeze
Shelf life 12 months in unopened container
Principle limitations Watco Metal Paint is not intended for application to exterior floors, decks, or any surface subject to water immersion or prolonged contact with water.
Cleaning tools White Spirit can be used to clean tools


Surface preparation

  • Priming - Watco Metal Paint is self-priming, multiple coats can be used if full coverage is not achieved in one coat. 
  • Painted Surfaces – abrade to remove any weak or loose paint, and or loosely adhered rust. A suitable surface can usually be obtained by preparing with a wire brush and a paint scraper. Check remaining paint is well bonded. Very smooth, glossy paint must be lightly abraded to provide a key. Watco Bio D can be used to remove grease and oil from painted surfaces. 
  • Bare Metal - The surface should be clean, dry and free from any loose material. To improve adhesion, smooth metal surfaces can be prepared by a wire brush or other mechanical techniques. Any grease of oil should be removed with Watco Bio-D or similar degreasant. All traces of degreasant should be washed away and the surface left until completely dry before painting.  
  • Copper & Brass - If a green patina is observed, this should be removed with phosphoric acid prior to painting.  
  • Stainless Steel - Bristle blasting is recommended to provide a profile prior to coating. 

Mixing and application

The paint should be thoroughly stirred and must not be thinned. Immediately before application apply a stripe coat to any complex surfaces adjacent to the area about to be painted (for example welds and edges or surface defects) being sure to work the paint into any cracks or defects. Apply by roller or brush and work well into the surface, being sure to go over every stroke so no gaps are left visible and maintain a wet edge. Avoid applying the paint too thickly opacity may not be achieved in the first coat, but a second coat can be applied as soon as the first coat is dry (generally 3 hours). Avoid washing the surface for 7 days. 

Important: Watco Metal Paint is not intended for application to exterior floors, decks, or any surface subject to water immersion or prolonged contact with water. Check weather forecast prior to application and do not apply if rain, frost, fog or dew is forecast prior to full cure of the coating. Ensure paint, air and surface temperature are all above 10°C and humidity is below 85%. 

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