Capalac AllGrund

The all-rounder with corrosion protection
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    Field of Application

    Fast-drying, rust inhibitive priming coat with high adhesion on iron and steel and wash primer on aluminium, copper, zinc (galvanised surfaces), unplasticized (rigid) PVC, wood and derived timber products.

    Material Properties

    • Fully-fledged anti-corrosive primer on iron and steel (according to German standard DIN 18363).
    • Fast-drying, already recoatable after 3 hours (white and pastel tints) up to 6 hours (when intensively tinted) with all alkyd resin enamels.
    • Excellent adhesion to many substrates.
    • High weather resistance.
    • Free of aromatic hydrocarbons.

    Material Base / Vehicle

    Special synthetic resin combination with active anti-corrosion pigments and non-aromatic solvents.

    Packaging/Package Size

    • Standard Colours:
      375 ml, 750 ml, 2.5 litres, 
    • ColorExpres:
      375 ml, 750 ml, 2.5 litres, 



    Silver Grey RAL 7001,  Black RAL 9005. 

    Further colour shades tintable via the ColorExpress (Capalac mix) tinting & mixing machine system.

    When applying colours with low opacity, like Red, Orange or Yellow, it is advisable to apply one priming coat using the matching colour shade of our Priming System.
    Capalac AllGrund is deliverable in Priming System colour shades via the ColorExpress tinting technique.

    Gloss Level

    Silk-matt/semi-gloss (mid sheen)


    Keep in a cool place.
    Keep container tightly closed.


    Approx. 1.3 g/cm3, depending on the colour shade.

    Suitability according to Technical Information No. 606 Definition of Application Areas

    Interior 1Interior 2Interior 3Exterior 1Exterior 2
    (–) inapplicable / (○) of limited suitability / (+) suitable

    Suitable Substrates

    Wood and derived timber products, iron and steel, zinc/galvanised surfaces, aluminium, copper, unplasticized (rigid) PVC, and sound existing paint coatings. Unsuitable for use on anodised aluminium. 
    The substrate must be clean, sound/stable, dry, and free from all substances that may prevent good adhesion. 
    Max. permissible moisture content in dimensionally stable wood: 13 %, in dimensionally unstable or only limited stable wooden parts: 15 %

    Special advice for coating galvanised steel or sheet zinc:Always apply min. 2 coats of Capalac AllGrund on the thoroughly prepared surface, in order to prevent diminished adhesion of the following finishing coats  of alkyd enamels, caused by zinc oxyde.
    Alternative treatment: Priming with Capalac 2K-EP-Haftgrund or Disbon 481 EP-Uniprimer is also possible.
    Another tried and tested coating system for zinc/galvanised parts: Priming coat of Capacryl Haftprimer, followed by an intermediate and one finishing coat of Capacryl PU-Satin/Gloss.
    For protective coatings on galvanised parts (duplex system according to standard DIN EN ISO 12944) Capalac Dickschichtlack or Capalac Aqua Metallschutz should be preferred.

    Substrate Preparation

    Wooden Parts:  
    Sand the surface in fibre direction, clean thoroughly, remove seeping wood contents, e.g. resins and resin galls, cut sharp edges (see BFS Data Sheet No. 18).

    Iron, Steel: 
    Derust according to industry standard SA 2 1/2 (blasting) or ST3 (mechanically) according to DIN EN ISO 12 944-4.

    Zinc/Galvanised Surfaces, Unplasticized (Rigid) PVC: 
    Wash with light ammonia solution using sanding pad/abrasive fabric according to BFS Data Sheet No. 5 and No. 22 or Gescha MultiStar with abrasive fabric. Sweep blasting.

    Aluminium (not anodised): 
    Clean with destined detergents, e.g. Gescha Multi-Star, then sand with a plastic abrasive fleece (see BFS Data Sheet No. 6).

    Prepare with Gescha Multistar in a mixing ratio of 1:5, using synthetic sanding pad/abrasive fabric.

    Sound/Stable Existing Paint Coatings: 
    Roughen (sand) the surface of existing coatings slightly and/or treat with alkali. Remove unsound existing coatings.

    Method of Application

    Apply Capalac AllGrund with paint brush, roller or spraying equipment. Stir well before use. 
    Thin with Caparol AF-Verdünner (non-aromatic), if necessary.

    Guidelines for Spray Application:
    Ø NozzlePressure


    Material Temperature

    High pressure1.5–1.8 mm3–4 barapprox. 10 % by volume-
    Low pressure1.5 mm0.2–0.5 barapprox. 10 % by volume-
    Airless0.011–0.013 inch180 - 230 bar- (delivered viscosity)35°C

    Surface Coating System

    UseSubstrate Preparation
    Priming Coat
    Intermediate Coat
    Finishing Coat
    Wood, derived timber productsinteriorsanding/cleaningCapalac AllGrundif required Capalac enamelsCapalac 
    white or pigmented enamels 
    WoodexteriorBFS No. 18Capalac Holz-ImprägniergrundCapalac AllGrundCapalac enamels
    Iron, steelinteriorderusting/cleaningCapalac AllGrundif required Capalac enamels
    exteriorderusting/cleaning2 x Capalac AllGrundCapalac Weiß- or Buntlacke
    Zinc/galvanised surfacesinteriorBFS No. 5Capalac AllGrundif required Capalac enamels
    exteriorBFS No. 52 x Capalac AllGrund
    1 x Capalac
    1 x Disbon 481
    Capalac enamels

    Aluminium, copper


    BFS No. 6
    Gescha Multistar
    with sanding pad

    Capalac AllGrundif required Capalac enamls
    exteriorBFS No. 6
    Gescha Multistar
    with sanding pad
    Capalac AllGrundCapalac enamels
    Rigid PVCinterior/exteriorBFS No. 22Capalac AllGrundif required Capalac enamels
    Sound Existing Paint Coatings 1)interior/exteriorsand slightly1)Capalac AllGrundCapalac enamels
    1) Pretreat defects according to substrate requirements.
    Note: Adhesion must be tested in advance for powder coatings, coil coatings and other critical substrates by trial application.


    Consumption ml/m2/coatBrush
    Low Pressure

    Consumption is only a guide value and may vary, depending on substrate requirements. 
    The exact consumption is best established by a trial coating (test area) on site.

    Application Conditions

    Application Temperature
    Min. 5 °C for product, ambient air and substrate (optimum temperature: 10 °C up to 25 °C).
    Relative humidity (RH): ≤ 80 %

    Drying/Drying Time

    At 20 °C, 65 % relative humiditydust dry
    dry to touchrecoatable
    after hours0.753–6Approx. 3 (white & bright-toned)
    ca. 6 (intensively toned)
    Lower temperatures, higher humidity and high layer thickness extend the drying time.
    Standard colour White and bright tones made of base White may be coated with alkyd resin enamels after a drying time of approx. 3 hours, intensive colours of transparent base after approx.
    6 hours. A minimum drying time of 12 hours is necessary before applying water-dilutable enamels.

    Tool Cleaning

    Immediately after use with white spirit.

    Special Risks (Hazard Note) / Safety Advice (Status as at Date of Publication)

    Flammable liquid and vapour. May cause drowsiness or dizziness. Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects. If medical advice is needed, have product container or label at hand. Keep out of reach of children. Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking. Do not breathe vapours/ spray. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Store locked up. Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking. Contains: naphtha (petroleum), hydrotreated heavy. Warning! Hazardous respirable droplets may be formed when sprayed. Do not breathe spray or mist.


    Materials and all related packaging must be disposed of in a safe way in accordance with the full requirements of the local authorities. In Germany: Dispose containers with residues of liquid product via waste collection point accepting old paints and enamels. Dispose dried/hardened product residues as construction site/demolition/municipal or domestic waste.

    EU limit value for the VOC content

    of this product (category A/i): 500 g/l (2010). This product contains max. 500 g/l VOC.

    Substances of Content - Declaration

    Alkyd resin, titanium dioxide, coloured pigments, silicates, calcium carbonate, mixed metal phosphates, aliphates, additives, siccative (cobalt neodecanoate), anti-skinning agent (butanonoxime).

    Further Details

    See Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).

    Customer Service Centre

    Tel.: +49 6154 71-71710
    Fax: +49 6154 71-71711

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