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While all recommendations for paint types over a properly prepared galvanized surface should be made by an industrial paint supplier, there are a few emerging patterns that may help in the decision making process. Paints that have shown to be compatible with hot-dip galvanized steel are listed below. This list is only meant as a quick reference guide for the paint selection process. For more information, see the AGAs publications Duplex Systems and Preparing Hot-Dip Galvanized Steel for Paint. The Dr Galv article Paint Recommendation also provides a more comprehensive list.

Paint Types Compatible With Hot-Dip Galvanized Steel

  • Aliphatic Polyurethanes
  • Bituminous
  • Chlorinated Rubbers
  • Epoxy-Polymide Cured
  • Latex-Acrylics
  • Portland Cement in Oil
  • Vinyls
  • Powder Coating 

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