PhilaPrimo Universal


PhilaPrimo Universal is a universal primer composed of modified chlor/alkyd resin with oxide red pigments. It has good adhesion, anticorrosion performance, workability, and good application properties. PhilaPrimo Universal displays very good compatibility with various well-known producers.

PhilaPrimo Universal displays as VIN/CL Anticorrosive Primer (chlor vinyl) in various countries worldwide.


Selfprimed, or as an intermediate or finishing coat, works well for steel exteriors and interiors in non-immersed areas.


Sheen: Matte

Color: Oxide Red, Gray, Olive Green, Ivory

Solids: 55 ± 2

Coverage: Theoretical Coverage: 11.1 sq. m/Lit (computed from 50 microns dry / 95 microns wet)

Thickness: 80 microns dry (150 microns wet)

Flashpoint: > 35 °C

VOC: 390 g/Lit (based on computation)

Application Data

Mixing Ratio: Single pack product which should be stirred well before application by stirring machine.

Thinner: Not recommended. The material is ready for use. Under special conditions use Thinner PH 500, max 5% by volume.

Painting Method: Airless spraying is our recommendation, general spraying or brush painting. Airless nuzzle diameter: 0.48mm-0.53mm, blowing pressure shouldn't be less than 141kg / sq. cm (2000psi). Use proper equipment. It is possible an additional thinner may be necessary.

Cleaning: Power tool cleaning with Thinner PH 500.

Drying and Over-Coating Conditions

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Coating Specification

PhilaPrimo followed by PhilaLux, Philacric. For other specifications, please consult Phila Coatings (USA) Inc. Technical Department.

Surface Preparation

Steel products with mill scale: shot blasting or grit blasting should meet the requirements of Sa2 grade in Sweden derusting standard at least. Steel products without mill scale: to be grinded by dynamic tools to meet the requirements of St3 grade in Sweden derusting standard. Steel products painted with plant primer: use slight grit blasting or dynamic tools to carry out secondary surface preparation to meet the requirements of St3 grade in Sweden derusting standard. For other surface treatments, please consult with Philadelphia Coatings LLC.


Circa 24 months at 20 °C, stored in dry, shaded and ventilated conditions. The container/paint must be kept sealed and away from heat and ignition.

Pack Size

5 Gal. (18,9 Lit) drum, 20 Lit drum. If other packing specifications are needed, please consult with Philadelphia Coatings LLC.

Health and Safety

Prior to use, obtain, consult and follow the Material Safety Data Sheet for this product concerning health and safety information. Read carefully and conform to precautions on MSDS and packing vessels. To avoid eye and skin contact, tools such as gloves, goggles and face mask etc. should be used during work with product (proper safety measures should be taken according to construction methods and circumstances). All work with the product must be carried out according to all relevant national health, safety and environment standards and codes. This product is for professional use only.

Limitation of liability

All information is given for guidance only and is subject to regional variation depending upon local climate and environmental condition. An excessive film thickness delays the final curing and creates sagging. Over coating interval will increase with the number of paint layers and the thickness of the paint film. For recommended paints at special circumstances, please consult with our Philadelphia Coatings LLC. Apply in good weather. The relative humidity must not exceed 80% temperature of the surface to be coated must be at least 3°C above the dew point. All data from the tests is obtained under lab conditions, so Philadelphia Coatings LLC won’t bear any liabilities from the condition whether the data could reflect the objective status of the actual application circumstance or not.


The information in the product manual is based on our experiences from tests and practice. For the application without our knowledge, we could only make sure that our products themselves are warranted. We may modify the data in this product manual according to our continuous development and experience accumulation without advanced notice.