Firwood 36 Micaceous Iron Oxide (MIO) Paint

Micaceous iron oxide (MIO) intermediate or finishing coat for steel work and fabrications offering excellent protection from the elements and a subtle metallic lustre

Firwood 36 Micaceous Iron Oxide (MIO) Paint

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A high build finish or undercoat containing the non-toxic, excellent film performing properties of micaceous iron oxide. The laminar properties of MIO offers excellent barrier protection to exposed steelwork and has a light sparkle effect that is attractive as a finish. Micaceous iron oxide has a platelet type structure which provides an effective barrier for moisture to permeate through coatings, helps improve the corrosion resistance of the paint system and provides essential protection to steelwork exposed to weathering.

Can withstand temperatures up to 100°C and could therefore be used in a system for medium temperature duties. Ideally it should be used in a full painting sequence with anti-corrosive primers.

  • Good anti-corrosive properties
  • Attractive finish with light sparkle effect
  • Available from stock in 7 standard shades
  • Withstands temperatures up to 100ºC
Coverage: Approximately 12m² per 1 litre @50 μ DFT. Coverage can be affected by such variables as type and condition of substrate and method of application.

.Typical Applications:

  • Architectural ironmongery
  • Street furniture

Complies with “the VOC in Paints, Varnishes & Vehicle refinishing Products Regulations 2005".EU limit value for this product (cat A/i): 500g / litre (2010)

Please refer to Material Safety Data Sheet and Technical Information Sheet prior to the use of this product. See download tab.

Application Methods: Conventional Spray, Airless Spray, Roller and Brush

Colour Availability:
Dark Blue, Grey Green, Leaf Green, Dark Green, Brown, Dark Grey and Black

Pack Size: 5 litres

Drying Time @ 20ºC: Drying times will be extended at low temperatures . Do not apply when ambient temperature falls below 5ºC or relative humidity exceeds 90%.

Surface dry @ 20ºC : 2 hours

Over Coat@ 20ºC: After 24 hours

Dry Film Thickness: 40 -100 μ

Wet Film Thickness: 80 -200 μ

Coverage: Approximately 12m² per 1 litre @50 μ DFT. Coverage can be affected by such variables as type and condition of substrate and method of application.

Flash Point: 40ºC

VOC Content (as supplied): Max 400g / litre

Storage: Store in temperature range 5-40ºC

Thinners: Firwood 114 Thinners

Directions for use: All surfaces should be clean, dry and free from grease, rust, millscale, etc.

Supplied ready for use as a brushing paint, but may require slight adjustment with thinners for spraying.

Stir well before use.

Apply to pre-primed surfaces.

If a second coat is required, allow a minimum of 24 hours between coats.

Can be overcoated with a decorative gloss in appropriate shade. For application over non ferrous metals use an etch primer such as Firwood 90 Rapid Dry Chromate Free Etch Primer Clean application equipment immediately after use with Firwood 114 Thinners

Please click here to download the Technical Information Sheet PDF.

Please click here to download the Material Safety Data Sheet PDF.

Product Reviews
MIO colour chart - Thank you.
By Hannah from London on March 10th 2016
Just a quick note to say thank you! The colour chart was in the post indeed and it is exactly what I was looking for. It is, unfortunately, rare that things happen quickly and without asking several times, so what a pleasant surprise about this very different experience. I will definitely order my MIO from you.
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