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Rust-Oleum Hard Hat 2185/1085 Galva Zinc


Rust-Oleum Hard Hat 2185/1085 Galva Zinc is the No.1 high zinc content coating providing superior protection and durability for metals exposed to the elements or adverse artificial conditions. Can be used as a primer or as a single coat in light industrial exposures, corrosive environments and high humidity areas. 90% zinc content, touch dry in just 15 minutes, heat resistant up to 300°C.

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Rust-Oleum Hard Hat 2185/1085 Galva Zinc

Rust-Oleum Hard Hat 2185/1085 Galva Zinc is a fast drying, zinc rich primer based on an epoxy ester resin. Contains pure zinc as pigment and provides cathodic protection to metal.

This product should be used on new, bare steel, blasted steel or galvanized steel surfaces. It is primarily intended for brush/aerosol application on small areas or for touch-up. Can be recoated with non-saponifiable coatings. Rust-Oleum Hard Hat 2185/1085 Galva Zinc should be used as a primer or as a single coat in light industrial exposures, corrosive environments and high humidity areas. Zinc content: 90% by weight in the dry film.

Features & Benefits

  • Fast drying anti-corrosive zinc paint
  • Offers long-lasting cathodic protection of metal
  • 90% zinc content
  • Touch dry in just 15 minutes
  • Heat resistance up to 300°C
  • Resists 500 hours of salt spray testing (DIN 50021 SS)
  • Ideal for touching-up galvanised steel, welding seems etc.

Typical Applications

  • Production welds
  • Ducts
  • Guard rails
  • Storage tanks
  • Gutters
  • Trailers
  • Fences
  • Bridges
  • Utility towers
  • Piping

Recommended uses

RUST-OLEUM Zinc Spray 2185 should be used on new, bare steel or galvanised steel surfaces. RUST-OLEUM Zinc Spray 2185 is intended to be applied on small areas or for touch-up. RUST-OLEUM Zinc Spray 2185 can be recoated with non-saponifiable coatings. RUST-OLEUM Zinc Spray 2185 should be used as a primer or as a single coat in light
industrial exposures, corrosive environments and high humidity areas.

Technical data

  • Gloss Level: Matt
  • Propellant: Dimethyl ether
  • Heat Resistance: 450°C (dry heat)

Drying times at 20°C/RH 50%

  • Touch dry: 10 minutes
  • Dry to handle: 30 minutes
  • Dry to recoat: Within 1 hour or after 48 hours
  • Fully cured: 7 days

Shelf life

3 years from date of production in unopened cans, if stored in dry, well ventilated areas, not in direct sunlight at temperatures between 5° and 35°C

Please contact Rawlins Paints' Technical Support Team on 0113 2455450 for more information.

It is your responsibility to read the Product Data Sheets (available below) before you place an order and prior to application of the product. The content of this website is our best recommendation and is not advice. Coverage rates quoted are approximate, you agree that coverage depends on the condition of the substrate, surface absorption, texture and application method. We ALWAYS recommend a trial area is coated to ensure the product meets your requirements before use.

Product Details

Data sheet

Dry to Handle (at 20°C)
30 Mins
Dry to Recoat (at 20°C)
Within 1 hour or after 48 hours
Fully Cured (at 20°C)
7 Days
13m² per litre
Heat Resistance (up-to)
450°C (dry heat)
630 g/l
Shelf Life (from date of manufacture)
3 years from date of production in unopened cans, if stored in dry, well ventilated areas, not in direct sunlight at temperatures between 5° and 35°C.
Touch Dry
10 Mins
Recommended Dry Film Thickness
35 µm
Recommended Wet Film Thickness
100 µm
UN Number
1085 - UN1263
UN Number
2185 - UN1950

Customer agrees that before placing an Order, Customer has read and understood the most up to date Product Data Sheet for the Product. Where we have access to the Product Data Sheet from the manufacturer, we will either provide a copy on request, or include a link to the Product Data Sheet available on the manufacturer’s website. Customer further agrees that we have no liability for any errors or omissions contained within the Product Data Sheets. For more information, please see our Terms & Conditions of Sale.

questions Fil Baker on 20/10/2019

I want to spray a set of "winter wheels" for my car, grey being the chosen colour. High gloss isn't necessary (could it be lacquered-over?) but I'm looking for durability. Would you recommend it for this use? Thanks.


Assuming the wheels are some for of alloy you would apply Rust-Oleum Hard Hat 2102 Adhesion Primer followed by Rust-Oleum Hard Hat TopcoatRust-Oleum Hard Hat 2500 Transparent Protection can be applied over this for extra durability.

questions Mike on 14/07/2017
Question: Can i use this to paint 2 or 3 small galvanised steel sheets

Yes, follow preparation and application instructions on the data sheet available to download from the 'DATASHEETS' tab on the product page.

questions fred williams on 24/09/2015

Can you weld through Rust-Oleum Hard Hat 2185/1085 Galva Zinc?


Yes, it is physically possible to do this and then “dress” the welds as normal afterwards. But, Rust-Oleum Hard Hat 2185/1085 Galva Zinc has never been submitted for independent testing and so has no official weld certificate.

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