Here’s a handy guide that can be tacked up next to your work table for easy reference. Although not all-inclusive, the do’s and don’ts of using Permalac in this report should keep you safe, productive, and obtaining fantastic results.
NOTE: The following information pertains to all finish sheens: Permalac Black, Permalac EF Black, Permalac EF, Permalac NT, Permalac.
What Exactly is Permalac
That’s one of our favorite questions to address. There are so many definitions floating around on the Internet that it’s best if heard direct from the source.
Permalac is an air-dry lacquer and coating for metal, stone, and wood. It’s primarily designed for protecting exterior surfaces like bronze, copper, steel, silver, and aluminum. Additionally, Permalac has been used in many other applications such as stone surfaces like masonry, stone monuments, terracotta, concrete surfaces such as floors, even antique interior wooden chairs. Painted or unpainted wood substrates are easily protected with Permalac.
From our Website:
“Unlike most other protective clear coatings Permalac can be applied to most surfaces directly without the use of a primer. That is why it’s called a Direct to Substrate (DTS) coating. You can apply Permalac to most metal, wood, or stone surfaces whether the surfaces are bare or painted on.
Permalac protective clear coatings can be sprayed or brushed on. It air dries to the touch in less than 5 minutes and dries to a virtually indestructible finish in less than an hour. When retreatment is indicated, Permalac can be easily and completely removed by wiping the surface down with acetone.
Once Permalac protection has been applied, you can count on many years of service before re-coating is required.”
SUGGESTED CLEANING AND FINISHING PROCEDURES
Most failure of clear coatings over copper, brass, bronze and steel are not due to the failure of the coatings itself but rather to progressive staining and tarnishing of the metal underneath
Permalac inhibits UV and corrosion of properly prepared surfaces. Typically exterior metals like copper gutters might develop a patina beneath the lacquer’s surface, not as a result of Permalac failing.