A cold galvanizing primer that contains 86% Type I inorganic zinc in the dried paint film. Resists oxidation, and the galvanizing protection continues even if scratched. Can be topcoated for maximum durability. Meets or exceeds the performance requirements of ASTM A780, MIL-P-26915C, MIL-P-46105, DOD-P-21035A, SSPC-Paint 20. Contains an additive which results in less smoke and electrode wear when welding, and cuts faster than 100% zinc rich coatings.