Series AK01

Tnemec Shop Primer

Generic Type


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

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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.

Volume Solids

52% ± 0.6 %

Theoretical Coverage

842 mil sq ft/gal (20.6 m²/L at 25 microns).
See APPLICATION for coverage rates.

Recommended DFT

2.0 mils to 3.0 mils (50 to 75 microns)


Series 2H, 2HS, 30, 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.




Unthinned: 0.47 lbs/gallon solids
Thinned 5% (No. 13 Thinner): 0.51 lbs/gallon solids

Volatile Organic Compounds

EPA Method 24
Unthinned: 2.7 lbs/gallon (326 grams/litre)
Thinned 5% (No. 13 Thinner): 2.8 lbs/gallon (339 grams/litre)

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