Some of our most frequently asked questions.

Given the uniqueness of our products, it is only expected that the questions we receive are equally unique. If you have a question that is not addressed here, please don’t hesitate to ask us directly.

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Will sunlight cause Permalac to yellow?2018-07-06T19:24:12+00:00

Permalac will not yellow from sunlight.

Will Permalac Clear-Coat work on painted surfaces?2018-07-06T19:24:44+00:00

Yes, Permalac can be applied over painted surfaces.

What will Permalac protect against?2018-07-06T19:22:57+00:00

Permalac provides exceptional protection against sunlight, moisture, and salt.

What type of surface will Permalac work on?2018-07-06T19:25:46+00:00

Permalac is a very versatile coating. It can be applied to metal, masonry, and wood. It can also be applied over paints and patinas. Substrates need to be clean and dry before applying Permalac.

What temperature is it safe to apply Permalac?2018-07-06T19:21:57+00:00

Permalac should be applied at temperatures above 50°F. In hot conditions, a slow thinner such as #69 should be used.

What is the “Cure Time” for Permalac Clear Coat?2018-04-23T20:31:28+00:00

Permalac is fully cured after 24 hours.

Should I put a second coat on?2018-04-23T20:30:12+00:00

A second, and sometimes a third coat is recommended.

How soon can I put a second coat on?2018-04-23T20:30:51+00:00

A second coat can be applied as soon as the first coat is touch dry, usually in 15 minutes.

How much of an area will 1 gallon cover?2018-04-23T20:35:30+00:00

A single gallon of Permalac will cover 400 square feet.

How long will the average application last?2018-04-23T20:32:52+00:00

Under normal conditions, Permalac will last ten years.

How do I prep the surface?2018-04-23T20:34:55+00:00

Surfaces should be grease, dust, and moisture. Metal surfaces can be wiped with acetone or lacquer thinner.

How do I apply Permalac Clear-Coat?2018-07-06T19:22:28+00:00

Permalac can be sprayed, brushed on or dipped. It is available in convenient spray cans for smaller jobs; cans are available in many different sizes. See our store for all of the options.

Do you accept returns?2019-04-25T23:55:45+00:00

For information regarding our return policy, click here.

Do I need to remove the first Permalac application before I reapply in years to come?2018-07-06T19:21:21+00:00

Fresh Permalac can be applied over old Permalac, even years later.

Can you see Permalac once it’s applied?2018-07-06T19:25:18+00:00

Permalac clear coat is water clear and will not alter the color of a substrate. Applied over polished metal it is very nearly invisible, over metal patina it will cause a slight darkening.

Can I apply Permalac in sunny locations?2018-07-06T19:23:33+00:00

“The product was infallible. Permalac not only acts as a fungicide that resists mold, it positively repels it. Mold simply can’t and won’t grow on it.”

Aside from protecting the carefully finished metal surface, Permalac has the advantage of being invisible. Unlike other lacquers it doesn’t give architectural coatings a plastic coated appearance and sheen.

“Permalac is extremely easy to use, cures in about 2 hours, and can be sprayed vertically or horizontally without drip formation. Permalac just melts into itself, but even if a texture did develop, we just spray a little more Permalac and we obtain that smooth-as-glass finish our customers require.”

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