Wax-Tape® Primer (Brown)


Brown Wax-Tape primer applicationTrenton Wax-Tape® Primer is a blend of microcrystalline waxes, plasticizers, and corrosion inhibitors (no clay fillers). It has a paste-like consistency and is designed to displace moisture and wet the surface, ensuring a continuous anticorrosion film on the surface prior to wrapping with Wax-Tape® wrap. Wax-Tape Primer remains spreadable even in cold conditions. In high-temperature applications, Trenton Temcoat™ 3000 is the preferred primer.

End Use

As a surface conditioner for aboveground and belowground metal surfaces prior to application of Trenton Wax-Tape® #1 and #2 wraps.

Application Procedures

Wire brush and wipe the surface clean and as dry as possible. Apply the Wax-Tape Primer by hand, rubbing and pressing the primer firmly onto the surface, especially if the surface is wet, cold or rusty, to displace any moisture and ensure adhesion to the surface. Trenton Wax-Tape wraps may be applied immediately.


1-gallon cans (4 gallons/case) 32 lbs/case


Color:                                    Brown

Coverage (approx.):             100 sq ft/gal (2.5 m²)/L

Flash point:                           350°F minimum

Temperature of product
for application:                      40°F – 100°F

Dielectric strength:                >100 volts / mil

Max operating temperature:  120°F

Minimum substrate
application temperature:       0°F

Solids content:                      100%


  • Goes on easily by hand
  • Displaces moisture
  • Penetrates surface rust
  • Facilitates wetting of surfaces
  • Only a thin coat is required
  • No waiting for drying or curing
  • No mixing, thinning or stirring
  • Compatible with other coatings
  • Nontoxic, nonflammable, noncarcinogenic, no VOCs