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The rust on this steel raining is both unsightly and a visible sign of degradation

Rustbusters: Combat Corrosion with CorrVerter®

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Rust on repaint and restoration jobs is not just unsightly, but also a visible sign of degradation. Whether your job includes railings on multi-family apartment buildings or metal panels on a retail center, chances are that one of the next projects you bid will require you to address rust.

It can be labor-intensive to repair rusted metal to a like-new condition. But fixing the appearance – and not the integrity of the metal – can allow rust to reappear in only a few short months.

Here’s one solution

A great option for addressing rust is CorrVerter® MCI® Rust Primer.

Not a traditional rust converter, CorrVerter is a single-component, fast-drying, water-based primer that converts rusted surfaces to a passive layer.

CorrVerter MCI Rust Primer:

  • Is formulated to penetrate rust, eliminate rust, penetrate to the bare metal, and stop further rusting.
  • Can be directly topcoated with water-based and solvent based coatings, no need for an additional primer.
  • Provides better protection against re-rusting than other converters.
  • Works in more challenging environments, like HCl, H2S, SO2, and CO2 vapor environments.
  • Can be applied to both damp and dry surfaces.
  • Is great for protecting rebar during concrete restoration work.

How do I apply CorrVerter?

Application is easy and like other traditional primers – prepare the surface by removing loose rust with a wire brush, then apply CorrVerter with no surface show-through at 3-5 mils wet film thickness.

CorrVerter can provide added jobsite efficiency – the benefits of application to damp surfaces, a quick dry time, and directly topcoating means you can repair and paint rusted surfaces in one day.

Where can I use it?

CorrVerter MCI Rust Primer is a great way to efficiently handle rust on all types of projects, whether apartments and hotels, industrial facilities, office complexes, parking structures, or sports facilities.

Where do I find it?

CorrVerter is available at your Sherwin-Williams store.

For more information on how CorrVerter MCI Rust Primer can help you quickly address rust on your new project, talk to your Sherwin-Williams representative.

This article was originally published in the Summer 2017 issue of the Sherwin-Williams CommercialPro newsletter. Get more business-building tips and info on products, services, discounts and project solutions on the Sherwin-Williams contractor website.

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