Sherwin-Williams L654


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Sherwin-Williams L654 (formerly known as Metagrip L654) is a quick drying micaceous iron oxide paint, which provides a tough hard wearing abrasion resistant functional coating for the protection of external steel work such as storage tanks, pylons, bridges etc., with good durability under industrial and coastal exposure conditions. Suitable for application in shop or on site. 


  • Complies with BS5493:1977 - Table 4F - Type FF3D (except R8026 shade)
  • Complies with British Gas Standard PS PA9
  • Approved by MOD/DRA to INT DEF STAN 80-178 

Recommended Primers

  • Sherwin L489 Zinc Phosphate Primer
  • Sherwin M600 Quick Drying Zinc Phosphate Primer

Recommended Topcoats

This material may be overcoated with a wide range of white spirit based undercoats and finishes. 

Application Conditions & Overcoating

In conditions of high relative humidity, ie 80-85%, good ventilation conditions are essential. Substrate temperature should be at least 3°C above the dew point and always above 0°C.

At application temperatures below 10°C, drying times will be significantly extended, and spraying characteristics may be impaired.

Application at ambient air temperatures below 5°C is not recommended.

A slight colour difference can be anticipated between brush and spray applied areas and therefore mixed methods of application for the finishing coat are not recommended. Micaceous iron oxide is a natural product causing variation in shade between batches. This does not affect the protective properties.

If it is desired to overcoat outside the times stated on the data sheet, please seek advice of our Technical Team. 

Product Details

Data sheet

For Use On
Application Method
Brush, Roller, Spray
Standard / Ready Mixed
Single, Two or Three Pack
Product Certifications
BS5493:1977 - Table 4F - Type FF3D (except R8026 shade), British Gas Standard PS PA9, Approved by MOD/DRA to INT DEF STAN 80-178
Pack Size
Brush, Roller, Spray
8.0m² per litre
Touch Dry
1 Hour
UN Number

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