Dunn-Edwards Introduces BLOC-RUST® Premium High Performance, Rust Preventative Metal Primer

LOS ANGELES (May 1, 2010)  As part of its ongoing commitment to develop high performance products that are safe for people and the environment, Dunn-Edwards has introduced BLOC-RUST Premium metal primer in white and red oxide. Unlike conventional alkyd or oil-based primers, BLOC-RUST Premium uses an advanced waterborne alkyd technology. It offers excellent corrosion resistance and adhesion on a variety of interior and exterior ferrous and non-ferrous metal surfaces.

This unique alkyd emulsion formula provides the superior application properties of an oil-based primer. Thus, the product is easy to apply and has excellent flow and leveling for a smooth finish. Unlike an oil-based primer, it offers the convenience of being low odor and fast drying. Tools and equipment can easily be cleaned with water instead of conventional solvents. “This makes BLOC-RUST Premium more user-friendly and eco-friendly than competitive products,” explained product manager Terry Chi. “It offers great hide, so fewer coats are needed to create a protective film.”

To demonstrate performance, ferrous metal panels were primed with BLOC-RUST Premium and other leading water-based rust inhibitive primers. The panels were exposed to continuous salt air and fog conditions that simulate exposure to corrosion-inducing conditions for 12 months. The test results showed BLOC-RUST Premium resisted rust and corrosion development better than any of the competing brands.

Like all Dunn-Edwards paints, BLOC-RUST Premium does not contain ethylene glycol (EG). Dunn-Edwards removed EG from its paint formulas in 1984 and remains the only major manufacturer to have done so. EG, which is listed as a hazardous air pollutant and toxic air contaminant, can be harmful to humans.

NOTE: Product photo available upon request.

About Dunn-Edwards PaintsDunn-Edwards has produced and sold premium paint products for 85 years throughout the Southwest. Operating 103 stores in California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas, Dunn-Edwards is one of the nation’s largest independent manufacturers and distributors of architectural paints and painting supplies. Based in Southern California, the company is composed of approximately 1,300 employees.

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