In response to requests for environmentally sound coatings, Warren has added water reducible enamels to our product line. Warren's WR Enamels are safer in terms of user health and flammability versus most conventional solvent-borne enamels. WR Enamels may be applied by various methods direct to metal, and dry overnight/quickly to a hard water-resistant finish. WR Enamels are available in a wide range of colors and degrees of gloss, and they provide good exterior durability and corrosion resistance.
Unit of Measure


N/A Fast Drying
Water Thinned
V.O.C. Compliant

Surface Preparation

N/A Remove all dirt, scale, and grease. Prime with P 14900, H2O Red Oxide Primer or other approved Warren primer for best results.

Mixing and Thinning

N/A Stir or shake well. Thin up to 10% with water or S 12, WR Reducer, to spray. Do not over-thin.


N/A Brush, roll, spray. Thin as directed for conventional or H.V.L.P. spray. Apply between 50 and 90ºF with the relative humidity less than 80%. For optimum results, do not expose to dew or rain within eight hours after painting. Humidity can exceed 80% and dry times can be shortened if heat (no more than 300ºF) is applied after application.

Dry Time

N/A 1/2 hour to touch. Two hours to handle. Eight hours hard.

Recoat Time

N/A Before one hour and after eight hours.


N/A High gloss white film.


N/A Rutile titanium dioxide.


N/A Water and cosolvent-thinned carboxy-functional alkyd resin.

% Solids by Weight

N/A 45.1

% Solids by Volume

N/A 28.8


N/A 385 square feet per gallon at 1.2 mils DFT (100% transfer and zero profile).


N/A 1.05 lb/gal (126 g/l) with water; 2.36 lb/gal (283 g/l) without water.

Cured Film Properties

N/A Good anticorrosive properties over steel and most metals. Good water resistance within eight hours. Good resistance to aliphatic solvents and many oils within seven days.

Standard Packaging

N/A One gallon cans packaged four per case. Fives and drums are available by special order.