Series AK01

Tnemec Shop Primer

Generic Type

Modified Alkyd

Common Usage

AK01 is a high-solids, fast drying primer that provides extended weathering for shop and field priming of structural and miscellaneous steel.

Special Qualifications

Meets SSPC-Paint Specification No. 15.

Product meets the performance requirements of TT-P 664D-SSPC-Paint No. 25 as specified for use in SSPC Environmental Zone 1A and 1B.

Welds produced in accordance with ASW D1.1 through AK01 passed weld integrity testing.

This product meets MPI #79 Primer, Alkyd, Anti-Corrosive for Metal. Reference MPI Approved Products List for more information.

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Theoretical Coverage

882 mil sq ft/gal (21.7 m²/L at 25 microns). See APPLICATION for coverage rates. †


Series 2H, 2HS, 115, 1026, 1028, 1029. Note: Some systems are not for use on surfaces that are continually wet or sweat frequently. Reference the applicable topcoat data sheet for additional information.

Volatile Organic Compounds

Unthinned: 2.73 lbs/gallon (327 grams/litre)
Thinned 2.5% (No. 13 Thinner): 2.81 lbs/gal (338 grams/litre)
Thinned 5% (No. 13 Thinner): 2.90 lbs/gallon (348 grams/litre)

Curing Time

Temperature To Touch To Handle To Recoat
75°F (24°C) 20 minutes 30-45 minutes 1 hour

Curing time varies with surface temperature, air movement, humidity and film thickness.

Recommended DFT

2.0 mils to 3.0 mils (50 to 75 microns)


Unthinned: 0.19 lbs/gallon solids
Thinned 2.5% (No. 13 Thinner): 0.19 lbs/gallon solids
Thinned 5% (No. 13 Thinner): 0.19 lbs/gallon solids

Volume Solids

55% ± 2.0%



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