Metal Primer & Undercoat

A rust inhibiting primer for all bare ferrous metal surfaces, our Metal Primer & Undercoat is designed to create a smooth foundation on gates, railings, furniture, radiators and metal downpipes before using Exterior Eggshell, Estate Eggshell, Full Gloss or Dead Flat.

Metal Primer & Undercoat is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 13.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Excellent product - made application of gloss to radiators a dawdle
Date published: 2019-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product from an excellent on-line retailer Easy to apply, great coverage and fast drying time. A perfect basecoat to the metal wheels and undercarriage of my Shepherd's Hut.
Date published: 2018-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Primer and Undercoat, easy to apply, providing a solid base for finishing. After good preparation of wrought iron garden furniture, Dark Tones Metal Primer and Undercoat was easy to apply, and with two coats as suggested, it provided an excellent base for finishing. Thoroughly recommended.
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use Just says what it does on the tin. A simple product that allows coverage of metal. I used it on radiators that needed a lift and had a very noticable result.
Date published: 2015-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does what it needs to do Bought this to act as an undercoat on a radiator, before painting with F&B paint, and it's done exactly what was needed. Went on easily, easy to paint with, didn't drip. Only negative point is that the tin was very difficult to open the 2nd time I used it. The design of the lid & the rim of the small sized tin now seem to be a bit flimsy, as does the metal that the tin is now made out of - I'm sure that F&B tins neveer used to be like this. As a result the lid got gummed up with the paint. Best thing to do is to probably decant the paint left over at the end of the job if you want to be able to use it a 2nd time, either that or the tin designers need to do a re-think on the tin/lid design for the small sized tins.
Date published: 2014-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent product This primer is full bodied and gives really good coverage. We used it over black paint. One coat and two topcoats of hardwicke white gave really good coverage. One thing to be careful of is the instruction to apply thickly and not brush out to much which can lead to a slightly uneven finish. We used this on a steel faced composite door and it really looks great just like wood.
Date published: 2014-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Coverage over Old Metal RSJ As you would expect from Farrow & Ball, this is a high quality undercoat paint which is lovely to use and covered an old black RSJ brilliantly.
Date published: 2014-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb quality primer for use on garden furniture This is a high quality metal primer that I have used whilst preparing a set of metal garden furniture and a metal obelisk. It is easy to apply and provides a superb base for F&B's Exterior Eggshell. It is far superior to other metal primers available on the market.
Date published: 2014-03-02
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