MG Chemicals

The 838AR Total Ground Carbon Conductive Coating is an economical conductive paint that is used to create grounded, conductive, static free surfaces, or to provide cost effective shielding from electromagnetic or radio frequency interference (EMI/RFI) at frequencies below 1MHz. The cured coating is a durable acrylic lacquer pigmented with a highly conductive carbon powder. The easy-to-use aerosol uses a solvent-based system that can be air-cured at room temperature. It offers excellent conductivity, strong adhesion to plastics, and a wide variety of applications.

The acrylic resin coat is smooth, hard, durable, scratch resistant, and abrasion resistant; so that painted surfaces may be used as static free work benches.

Catalog Number Size Format
838AR-340G 0.25 L (8.5 fl oz) Aerosol
838AR-15ML 15 mL (0.5 fl oz) Liquid
838AR-150ML 150 mL (5.0 fl oz) Liquid
838AR-900G 900 mL (30 fl oz) Liquid
838AR-3.78L 3.60 L (121 fl oz) Liquid
Features Applications
  • Cost effective conductive coating
  • Provides > 50 dB of EMI/RFI shielding at frequencies < 1 MHz.
  • Smooth, durable, abrasion resistant finish
  • Surface resistivity:
    • Aerosol: of approximately 136 Ω/sq for one coat (~1 mil)
    • Liquid: Approximately 114 Ω/sq for one coat (~1 mil)
  • Quick dry time, no heat cure required, easy to apply
  • Mild solvent system, safe on polystyrenes
  • Strong adhesion to acrylic, ABS, polycarbonate, and other injection molded plastics
  • Adheres well to wood
  • Low VOC; HAP Free; Does not contain toluene, xylene, or MEK


  • Spray on grounding
  • Providing a static free work area
  • Providing cost effective shielding on plastic or wood enclosures at low frequencies
  • Shielding audio equipment and pickup cavities on electric guitars
  • Shielding metal detectors and other devices that malfunction in the presence of metal
  • The inner conductive coating of picture tubes
  • Acting as a resistor in prototyping circuits
  • Providing electrical conductivity to almost any surface