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Plugger Universal Acrylic Primer | Rust & Corrosion Resistant | Use on Metal, Concrete, Stucco, Masonry, Previously Painted Surfaces

Plugger Universal is a self-cross-linking acrylic primer for metal, concrete, stucco, masonry, and painted surfaces. It is a rust inhibitive primer that can be top-coated with hot solvents or water-based coatings.

Available in 1 and 5 gallon pails, Plugger Universal has three color options (White, Red and a Deep Tint Base for custom coloring with up to 2 oz water based colorant per gallon).

Designed with compliance in mind, it meets SCQMD rules 1113 & 1107 for Architectural Coatings, is CARB compliant, and LEED 2009 and V4 certified.

Primer: When applying to masonry, suggest Restore-N-Prep as a pretreatment to clean the surface

Topcoat: Hot solvents and water based coatings.  Plugger Universal also works great as a primer with our Cool Coat Thermal Barrier Coatingon a wide variety of surfaces.


  • Construction & Remodel Projects
  • Metal
  • Concrete
  • Stucco
  • Masonry
  • Previously Painted Surfaces


  • Excellent Hide
  • Rust Inhibiting and Corrosion Resistant for metal surfaces
  • Fast Drying
  • Interior and Exterior Uses
  • Galvanized Metal and Aluminum Applications
  • For Metal, Concrete, Stucco, Masonry, Painted Surfaces
  • Topcoat with any water or solvent based acrylic, latex or alkyd paints

COVERAGE RATE: Depending on the porosity and texture of the surface, up to 400 square feet per gallon. Test product over small area of the substrate to confirm coverage. Do not use less than recommended, may require more for very porous surfaces


APPLICATION TEMPERATURE: 55°F-90°F with relative humidity below 80%

Material Type Acrylic
Solids by Volume 40%
Solids by Weight 54.6%
Color of Material Milky White, White, or Red Liquid
Odor Slight Latex Odor
Cured Appearance Dries Red or White or Tinted Color
V.O.C. 48 gm/L
Viscosity 92-96 KU
Weight Approx. 10.9 lbs./GAL
Surface Dry Time Approx. 30 Minutes @ 70°F
Recoat Time Approx. 2-4 Hours @ 70° F
Application Temp 55°F-90°F @80% or Below Relative Humidity
SCAQMD Meets Rule 1113 and 1107 for Architectural Coatings. CARB Compliant
LEED 2009 and V4



Surface Preparation: Prior to application, all surfaces shall be clean and dry with no oils, dirt, debris, rust, metal oxides, or minerals such as efflorescence, lime and calcium. These stains, along with others, will prevent proper penetration of Plugger Universal to sufficiently seal for the warranty period.

The use of Restore-N-Prep™ Concrete and Masonry Cleaner system is recommended as a pretreatment to clean masonry surfaces. Once clean, allow the surface to fully dry before sealing or applying a top[1]coat (See the Restore-N-Prep™ TDS for details).

Application Instructions: Plugger Universal is supplied Ready-to-Use. DO NOT THIN. Mix thoroughly prior to use. Avoid application in windy weather. In hot weather, lightly dampen surfaces with clean fresh water to avoid premature or flash drying.

Brush, roll or spray. Ambient and surface temperatures must be above 55°F and relative humidity below 80%. Clean tools and equipment with soap and water. Reach out to your Exterior Performance Coatings Representative with any application questions or instructions

Mil Thickness
Wet 4-5
Dry 1.8-2.4


Dry Time
Touch 30 Minutes
Recoat 2-4 Hours


Test Panel: Always apply Plugger Universal onto a mock wall or test panel. Test the wall or an actual surface area to determine acceptable color, surface porosity, application rates and methods before starting general application.

Safe Handling: Use product only with adequate ventilation and/or an appropriate cartridge type respirator. Avoid contact with skin and wear protective gloves. Read the Safety Data Sheet before using.

Storage: Store materials in a well-protected area between 45° and 90°F. Avoid freezing temperatures, direct sunlight, and moisture. Keep away from heat sources.

NOTICE TO BUYER: DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATIONS ON OUR LIABILITY We warrant that our products are manufactured to strict quality assurance specifications and that the information supplied by us is accurate to the best of our knowledge. Such information supplied about our products is not a representation or a warranty. It is supplied on the condition that you shall make your own tests to determine the suitability of our product for your particular purpose. Any use or application other than recommended herein is the sole responsibility of the user. Listed physical properties are typical and should not be construed as specifications. NO WARRANTY IS MADE, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, REGARDING SUCH OTHER INFORMATION, THE DATA ON WHICH IT IS BASED, OR THE RESULTS YOU WILL OBTAIN FROM ITS USE. N0 WARRANTY IS MADE, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, THAT OUR PRODUCT SHALL BE MERCHANTABLE OR THAT OUR PRODUCT SHALL BE FIT FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NO WARRANTY IS MADE THAT THE USE OF SUCH INFORMATION OR OUR PRODUCT WILL NOT INFRINGE UPON ANY PATENT. We shall have no liability for incidental or consequential damages, direct or indirect. Our liability is limited to the net selling price of our product or the replacement of our product, at our option. Acceptance of delivery of our product means that you have accepted the terms of this warranty whether or not purchase orders or other documents state terms that vary from this warranty. No representative is authorized to make any representation or warranty or assume any other liability on our behalf with any sale of our products. Our products contain chemicals that may CAUSE SERIOUS PHYSICAL INJURY. BEFORE USING, READ THE MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET AND FOLLOW ALL PRECAUTIONS TO PREVENT BODILY HARM.