From Our Community: A Permalac Case Study

We love to hear from the many users of our products! Some share their passion with restoration projects, others tell us about how they are using Permalac to protect the investment being made in large, commercial projects. The stories we receive are varied and always interesting.

Until recently Ivan Ananyev’s shop in Phoenix Arizona had been experimenting with a variety of clear coat lacquers, each of which claimed they’d stand up to the elements; a claim they kept for a year at the most. Sooner or later, generally sooner, the weather would break through and the systematic destruction of the patina so integral to the look of Ivan’s ironwork would begin.

That changed two years ago when Ivan discovered Permalac from Peacock Laboratories in Philadelphia. This product enhances the look of Ivan’s work the minute the spray coat has cured. Once installed, work protected by Permalac stays protected. In fact, Ivan now guaranteed the finish of his work for ten years. Ivan’s partner, Terry Ebeling says the company now averages twelve major installations a year.

Ivan learned about harsh environments and the destructive effect they can have on human structures in Siberia. That’s where he grew up and learned the trade of blacksmithing. Twelve years ago he left the frozen steppes to continue his trade. Working for others, his reputation grew quickly and five years ago he opened his own company, Integrity Ironworks, LLC. Today he is respected throughout the state and beyond for the exceptional quality of his work and the unique creativity of his imagination.

Permalac air dries to the touch in less than 5 minutes and dries hard to a highly durable finish in an hour or so, depending on the film thickness, temperature etc. It can be used on many exterior surfaces including steel, aluminum, copper, silver, bronze, wood, terracotta, and concrete.

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Permalac auto restoration case study image
Permalac auto restoration case study image


Share Your Project and You Might Win!

Send us your before and after photos (or a video) along with an overview of the project and how Permalac protective clear coatings helped. With each submission, you will be entered to win a $25 Visa Gift Card in our monthly drawings. Use the form below, tell us a little information, add your images, and click submit. We’ll announce the winner in our monthly email newsletter (we’ll add you to the subscriber list. No worries; you can opt out at any time, but why would you? It’ full of great information and special offers, and we’d never divulge your information)

The fine print: One winner will be awarded each month, based on our panel of judges’ appreciation of the project results. You may submit more than one project, per month. Visa Gift Card will be delivered by mail.

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