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.

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Curing Time

Temperature To Touch Dry Through To Recoat
75°F (24°C) 20 minutes 10 hours 1 hour

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

Theoretical Coverage

SPGR Gray: 844 mil sq ft/gal (20.7 m²/L at 25 microns).
SPRD Red: 839 mil sq ft/gal (20.6 m²/L at 25 microns).
See APPLICATION for coverage rates.


Series 2H, 2HS, 30, 82HS, 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

SPGR Gray: 2.87 lbs/gallon (344 grams/litre)
SPRD Red: 2.96 lbs/gallon (359 grams/litre)

Recommended DFT

2.0 mils to 3.0 mils (50 to 75 microns)



Volume Solids

52% ± 0.6 %

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