How to Paint with Awlgrip Paint


Awlgrip paints are popular for their versatile utility. However, they can be significantly difficult to use and require specific materials and procedures for successful application. To achieve the best results, be sure to follow each step and the specific instructions labeled on your chosen product.

Things You'll Need

  • Awl-Prep Plus
  • Urethaner or Heritage Brush
  • Pencil
  • Awl-Quik Epoxy Primer
  • Awlcraft 2000 Color Base
  • Awl-Cat #2 Spray Converter
  • Use clean, dry compressed air to remove dust as you wipe the surface with clean cotton cloths.

  • Soak a cloth in Awl-Prep Plus and work in small areas, immediately wiping off the prep with a second clean cloth. Repeat until the surface is free of residue.

  • Inspect the surface for scratches and imperfections. Mark with a pencil.

  • Use 80-grit sandpaper to sand the imperfections.

  • Prime the imperfections with Awl-Quik Epoxy Primer. Let it sit for 12 hours.

  • Sand the smooth areas to create a smooth, level surface.

  • Repeat steps 1 and 2 on the surface.

  • Prime the entire surface with 2 or 3 coats of Awl-Quik Epoxy Primer. Brush it on and sand between coats with 220-280-grit sandpaper. Allow 12 hours to dry.

  • Sand the entire surface with 220-400-grit sandpaper.

  • Repeat steps 1 and 2.

  • Mix 2 parts Awlcraft 2000 Color Base with 1 part Awl-Cat #2 Spray Converter.

  • Apply a light, smooth tack coat to the surface. Allow coat to dry for 30 to 45 minutes.

  • Apply a full coverage coat to achieve color coverage and film thickness. If desired, 3 coats can be applied.

  • Apply 1 coat of topcoat.

Tips & Warnings

  • Wear impermeable gloves, clothing, and boots to protect skin.
  • Use only in well-ventilated areas.
  • Wear gas mask and goggles.

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