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Valspar Premium Direct to Metal Exterior Matt Basecoat, Base A, 236ml Tester pot

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Valspar Premium Direct to Metal Exterior Matt Basecoat, Base A, 236ml Tester pot
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Test out your favourite Valspar colours at home – this sample has a smooth, matt finish and is suitable for almost any metal surfaces.

  • Stain resistant
  • Scrubbable
  • Surface Preparation - Do not apply in damp or humid conditions. Apply when the temperature of the surface being painted is above 10 °C. Can be used on bare, rusty or previously painted metal, including cast iron, galvanised steel, aluminium and stainless steel. Remove any loose rust or paint with a wire brush or 120grit sandpaper before painting. For previously painted surfaces in good condition, lightly sand with 240grit sandpaper and then wipe down with a damp cloth. You can apply our paint directly to the surface without the need of a primer.
  • Instructions for Use - Stir contents thoroughly for 2-3 minutes. Purchase enough paint to complete the job. When purchasing more than 1 container of the same colour, intermix them to ensure colour uniformity. Apply 1–2 coats using a suitable brush, roller or sprayer. When using a sprayer, refer to the sprayer user guide for full instructions before use. Apply liberally, working from dry areas into the paint’s wet edge and finish with gentle, vertical strokes. Avoid excessive rolling or brushing. Extra coats may be required when making dramatic colour changes. Do not thin this product. Dries to the touch in 30 minutes under normal conditions. Allow 2-4 hours between coats. This product can be used on bare, rusty or previously painted metal, galvanised steel, aluminium and stainless steel.
  • Guarantee - Statutory

Features and benefits

Valspar® Premium Direct to Metal delivers exceptional coverage, fast and easy application and includes 10 year protection. It’s high quality, water-based formula is showerproof in 30 minutes and provides a tough and durable finish to bare or rusted metal including, cast iron, galvanized steel, aluminium and stainless steel. Valspar® Premium Direct to Metal gives your metal long term protection with no primer required. Also, it has an integrated anti-rust formula and can be applied directly to rust.

  • Showerproof in 30 minutes
  • No Primer Required
  • We’re unable to offer refunds or to exchange products that have been mixed to your individual requirements. If the product you purchase is faulty, or not as described, we may offer an exchange, refund or repair as appropriate. This does not affect your legal rights.


Application methodBrush, roller or spray
Drying time30 min
Instructions for storageProtect from frost
Maximum application temperature25°C
Minimum application temperature10°C
Minimum touch dry time0.5h
Number of coats2
RangePremium Direct to Metal
Recoat time4 hours
VOC levelLow
Product code5055018190255