What Does Direct-To-Metal Mean?
Direct-To-Metal (DTM) is a type of paint or coating used on metal surfaces. Direct-To-Metal coatings, as the name implies, are applied directly onto a metal substrate without the use of a primer beforehand. Direct-To-Metal coatings have an acrylic composition that allows them to successfully adhere to a metal surface when directly applied. Since a primer is not necessary for DTM coatings, they are regularly chosen for jobs when surface preparation is not possible or for applications in which high quality is not the primary concern.