Valspar® Direct-to-Metal Acrylic Paint

Valspar Direct-to-Metal Acrylic Paint helps protect metals like iron, steel and aluminum indoors and out from rust and corrosion. Ideal for railings, furniture and metal doors.

  • Long-lasting corrosion and rust resistance
  • Outstanding adhesion to iron, steel, aluminum and more
  • Exceptional gloss and color retention
  • 100% acrylic formula
  • Easy soap-and-water cleanup
  • Smooth application


Eggshell, Semi-Gloss


1 Gallon


160 ft²/gal - 267 ft²/gal

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  • Usage
    Properly prepared interior and exterior iron, steel, galvanized metal, aluminum, wood, masonry and drywall.
  • Prep
    Surfaces must be clean, dry and dull prior to application. Sand glossy surfaces dull. All dust should be removed. Thoroughly clean the surface and allow to dry. When solvent cleaning per SSPC-SP1, do not use hydrocarbon solvents for cleaning. All mildew and mold must be completely and thoroughly removed.
  • Application
    Stir thoroughly before and during use. Apply with a premium-quality roller, polyester or nylon bristle brush, airless or conventional sprayer. Can be reduced with water with airless spray. Reduction not recommended for conventional spray. Use 50% overlap when spraying. Application by brush or roller may require multiple coats to achieve maximum film thickness. Brushing should be limited to small areas where a wet edge can be maintained due to this product's fast dry time.
  • Dry Time
    Dry Time @ 77 °F and 50 % Relative Humidity
    To The Touch: 20 minute - 45 minute
    Recoat: 1 hour
  • Clean-up & Disposal
    Clean up with warm, soapy water.
Application Temperature
50 - 110 °F
Recommended Coats
1, 2 coats
Dry To the Touch*
20 minute - 45 minute
1 hour
*Dry Time @ 77 °F and 50 % Relative Humidity
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Data Sheets

Download the product data sheet (PDS) and safety data sheet (SDS) for your Valspar direct-to-metal acrylic paint.

Product Number Sheen Base/Color Container Size SDS PDS
080047614156 Semi-Gloss Extra White 1 Gallon SDS PDS
080047614163 Semi-Gloss Neutral Base 1 Gallon SDS PDS
080047616013 Semi-Gloss Black 1 Gallon SDS PDS
080047616921 Eggshell Extra White 1 Gallon SDS -
080047616938 Eggshell Neutral Base 1 Gallon SDS -

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