PrimeShield is prime painted cold-rolled, ASTM 1008, steel deck. The standard gray primer is applied to both the top and underside of the steel deck. This primer is suitable for use in many UL fire rated assemblies. The prime paint is intended to be an impermanent interim coating to protect the bare cold-rolled steel, for a short period, from ordinary atmospheric conditions prior to weathertighting the building. PrimeShield should receive a finish paint system if left exposed in the interior of a building. This 0.3mil water-based acrylic primer provides a good base for most field-applied paint systems. ASC Steel Deck is not responsible for the adhesion of paint systems applied in the field.
Galvanized with Prime Paint
ASC Steel Deck offers all of its standard galvanized options with factory applied prime paint on the underside of the deck. The prime paint is available in standard gray. White primer is also available. The standard 0.3mil water-based gray acrylic primer has been specially developed to provide superior adhesion to the galvanized steel deck and is suitable for use in many UL fire rated assemblies. Factory applied primer is an impermanent interim coating that is intended to have finish paint applied after the deck is installed. The galvanized with prime paint option may eliminate the need for any special surface preparation for field applied paint applications which is often a requirement for chemically treated bare galvanized steel deck panels. ASC Steel Deck is not responsible for the adhesion of paint systems applied in the field.
Cellular deck is offered with a galvanized steel pan or a prime paint over galvanized steel pan. This 0.3mil gray primer is applied to the underside of the pan prior to resistance welding or riveting the cellular deck beam to the pan. Our new Smooth Series™ rivet attachment is flush with the exposed bottom surface, omitting visible “bumps” and burn marks, as well as eliminating the cost of touch-ups associated with resistance welded deck products. Resistance welded deck, the current industry standard, leaves burn marks on the pan which generally require cleaning and touch-up prior to the application of a finish paint system being applied. Touching up the burn marks is generally much more cost effective than preparing an unpainted, chemically treated surface for the application of a field primer. The prime painted galvanized pan provides a good substrate for the application of most field-applied paint systems. ASC Steel Deck is not responsible for the adhesion of paint systems applied in the field.