Series 10

Tnemec Primers

This product has been discontinued. Please refer to Series V10 | Tnemec Primers for a suitable alternative, or contact your local sales representative for further assistance.

Generic Type

Modified Alkyd

Common Usage

Chemically active, rust-inhibitive primer for ferrous metals. Provides extended weathering for shop and field priming of structural and miscellaneous steel. Series 10-99W can also be used as a primer for wood substrates.

Number of Components



Series 2H, 2HS, 6, 30, 82HS, 113, 114, 115, 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.
Note: Series 10 and V10 must cure three days before topcoating with Series 1028 or 1029.
Note: For field touch-up and VOC restricted areas, use Series V10.

Theoretical Coverage

898 mil sq ft/gal (22.0 m²/L at 25 microns). See APPLICATION for coverage rates. †

Volume Solids

56.0 ± 2.0% †

Curing Time

Temperature To Handle To Recoat
99, 99 9G, 1009 75°F (24°C) 2-4 hours 12 hours
99W 75°F (24°C) 3-5 hours 12 hours

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


99 Red, 1009 Gray, 99G Green, 99B Black, 99W White. Note: Minimum order quantities apply for 99G Green and 99B Black.

Volatile Organic Compounds

Unthinned: 2.98 lbs/gallon (357 grams/litre)
Thinned 10%: 3.30 lbs/gallon (395 grams/litre) †


Unthinned: 0 lbs/gal solids
Thinned 10%: 0 lbs/gal solids

Recommended DFT

2.0 to 3.5 mils (50 to 90 microns) per coat.

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