Defence Paints and Coatings

Defence Paints and Coatings Made in Britain - CARC and IRR

HMG’s manufacture paint systems for military vehicles and equipment and other applicaations, the product range includes corrosion resistant primers and functional topcoats, including CARC and IRR materials approved to UK defence standards.

Along with Def Stan specified products HMG can also provide a number of Mil Spec StanAg and NSN products.

Important specifications such as Def Stan 80-225 and 80-161 are available. HMG provides a full sales and delivery service combined with industry leading technical support and training.

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With such a wide range of products including single and multi-pack coatings, HMG have paints suitable for nearly every purpose. Equipment such as containers, trailers, vehicles, bridges and armour can all be coated with HMG Paints. HMG provide a full range of fluid resistant 2 component products as well as single pack primers, enamels and water based products for new and legacy specifications.

Compliance and Sustainability

All products conform to the relevant defence specifications. In many cases high solids or water based equivalents are available to reduce solvent emissions. The Def Stan 80-225 primer system is a fully chromate free primer suitable for all ferrous substrates.


The Def Stan 80-225 system is a fully IRR finish, meeting the important British Standard colour references BS381C 285 NATO Green and BS381C 361 light stone. This system is tested to UK MOD CARC requirements specified within Def Stan 80-225. Test reports and certificates are available on request.

If you'd like to place an order for any of the products or you wish to enquire about the range please fill in the form by clicking the button above.
Alternatively you can call us on 0161 205 7631

Def Stan 80-225

This product line is a Low VOC multi-pack coating system intended to meet the requirements of Def Standard 80-225. Supplied as a two component Primer meeting Type-1 Ferrous or Type-2 Non-Ferrous substrate protection requirements. Suitable for Military Vehicles and Non-Flight Equipment the coating system is supplied in a Near Matt finish to a variety of colours. Chemical Agent Resistance and Infra-Red Reflectance is available.

This coating system replaces obsolete Def Stan 80-206, 80-207, 80-208, 80-209 systems and removes toxic hexavalent chrome from the coating system.



Def Stan 80-225 Primer Type 1  

  • Primer for Ferrous parts
  • Colour: BS381C: 627
  • Product Code: DEF0101003

Def Stan 80-225 Primer Type 2  

  • Primer for Non-Ferrous parts
  • Colour: Grey Green to BS381C: 283
  • Product Code: DEF0101004

Def Stan 80-225 Topcoat

  • CARC & IRR Near Matt Finish
  • Colour: NATO Green, Light Stone, White & Black
  • Product Code: DEF2302007, DEF23002008, DEF2302009, DEF2302010
Def Stan 80-225

DVD 2022

HMG's defence specialist team will not be exhibiting at DVD 2022. Visit us on stand C3-819 at DVD 2022 21st and 22nd September at UTAC Millbrook.

You can scheduled meetings to advise on our product range and the latest coatings technologies with our team.

Book a meeting slot or request product information by emailing our Defence Team

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HMG Specialise in

  • CARC IRR Coatings
  • Temporary Coatings
  • Low VOC Coatings
  • Chrome VI Free Coatings
  • Bespoke Product Development

Getting in touch.

To place an order or to find out more about HMG Paints get in touch via the details below.