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PKA117

PKA117South East Queensland, QLD

Disappointing when so many other Dulux products are great

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I have used Dulux Metalshield Multi-purpose on metal table legs and its been great for 2 years now. I was so impressed I recently tried Dulux Metalshield Epoxy Enamel in Mat black on a different project, it dried well and looks great but the product scratches straight off the surface with no effort at all. Ruined the project because I'm not cleaning it off to start all over again.

Purchased in April 2020 at Mitre 10 for A$12.00.

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Rainbow L.

Rainbow L.Metropolitan Adelaide, SA

  • 2 reviews

Peels and scratches off very easily

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Painted a set of aluminum window frames with dulux metal shield in black Looked good going on, but when it dries it just scratches right off . I put a very small amount of yellow frog tape on part of the frame after it dried too, and even though I was very careful, it just peeled the paint off. I had pre prepared the surface correctly before applying also. This really ruined my project and I won't buy this product again.

Purchased in March 2020.

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Jose

JoseSouth East Queensland, QLD

My way spray painting

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I sprayed a wrought iron gate following the data sheet with recommended microns and it sat in the garage for 4 days before installing and it was a disaster.
I did the next gate but I did it my way with 51 microns wet and 25 microns dried and it is perfect.
I would recommend doing primer first and top coat 1 coat 2 passes.
You have a better result.

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Deppeler

DeppelerSouthwest, VIC

  • 4 reviews

Perfect for diy

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To pa1tman
I think you made the mistake of spraying too close and applying to much paint. This and there Duramax paint is by far the best spray paint available for under $15

Purchased in March 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for A$41.00.

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James S.Dulux

Thank you for your feedback! It’s fantastic to hear that you have had a great experience with our product. Please feel free to contact us on 13 25 25 (Option 2) if you need any help or advice down the track The Dulux Team.

Pa1ntman

Pa1ntmanSouth West, WA

Taking an Eternity to dry

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Used the product in a spray can to repaint shock absorbers from my 4X4.

Followed the instructions on the spray can to the letter; stripped to the bare metal, cleaned with turpentine, applied two coats. 24hr later the paint is barely touch dry; the can claims 90 minutes for this. I can make marks in the paint with my fingernails, so handling the shock absorbers to fit them is out of the question. I am now literally sitting watching paint dry as I can't drive my vehicle without shock absorbers.

Don't buy this crap, there are better paints out there for less money that actually dry in a reasonable time period claimed by the manufacturer.

Purchased in March 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for A$14.00.

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Azztrix

Azztrix

  • 3 reviews

Best product out there

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James S.Dulux

Thank you for your feedback! It’s fantastic to hear that you have had a great experience with our product. Please feel free to contact us on 13 25 25 (Option 2) if you need any help or advice down the track The Dulux Team.

david j.

david j.Gippsland, VIC

Seems ok to me, not sure why all the bad reviews.

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Purchased in August 2018.

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James S.Dulux

Thank you for your feedback! It’s fantastic to hear that you have had a great experience with our product. Please feel free to contact us on 13 25 25 (Option 2) if you need any help or advice down the track The Dulux Team.

Paul Viles

Paul VilesCentral Queensland, QLD

  • 3 reviews
  • Verified purchase

4 cans out of 4 with blocked nozzles!

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Purchased in December 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for A$11.90.

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Steve E.

Steve E.Perth, WA

Spray cans are worst have ever used.

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Used spray cans to restore an old lawn mower. Brought 2 cans at first one of these cans failed with paint going everywhere from under the nozzle ruining the plant sort and dripping over my patio. Had to sand back good portion of the job and start again. As the first can I used worked fine I thought it was a one of and returned to Bunnings and brought 3 more cans. Two of the 3 cans failed same as before. 3 out of 5 cans brought from 2 different Bunnings now failed and still project is unfinished. Very frustrating Bunnings got rid of wattyl and replaced it with this product.

Purchased in November 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for A$12.00.

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P M.

P M.

  • 2 reviews

Won't buy again

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The "Bold Yellow" looks more like fluoro green. Nothing like the colour on the cans. 500ml can not quite as bad as the spray can.
Also, the spray can has possibly the worst coverage I've ever seen from a spray can.
I'll be sticking with Killrust from now on, or even the $2.50 stuff is better.
Not sure how other reviewers can give 4 and 5 stars for longevity when they've just bought the paint .. it brings the rest of their review into question

Purchased in November 2020.

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DuluxGroup A.Dulux

best paint hard finish

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been using spray cans on taps, faucets, door handles,aluminum solar panel on my 4b, let dry for 24 hrs comes out hard as a rock, really nice plastic looking finish and i,m not painter .beats replacing items that just need a coat of paint .cannot understand bad reviews, its pretty much fool proof .take your time, don't rush, let it dry, and enjoy

Purchased in November 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for A$11.00.

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Flying with the Bird

Flying with the BirdSydney, NSW

  • 4 reviews
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Metal shield satin on a Ute

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Purchased in January 2018 at Dulux.

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Bryan T.

Bryan T.Greater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 3 reviews

Spray cans are rubbish

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Grabbed this product in the pressure packs to paint my aluminium racks for my car, i prepped the aluminium with wax and grease remover then made sure to fully wipe off grease remover sprayed 24hrs between coats not going to heavy and keeping can about 250mm away from surface, received bad flaking thought may have been because of polished surface, so I stripped it back rubbed it down well with a fairly course grade of sand paper grabbed the dulux etch primer, primed it and resprayed it, again with light coats about 24 yrs apart and the flaking is worse. I did all of my rims with vht paint and never had a problem no runs no flake and a super hard finish so I will be sticking to that in future.

Purchased in August 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for A$13.00.

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Dejayajay

DejayajaySouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 9 reviews

Have had no problems at all.

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Purchased in January 2016 at Dulux, Bunnings.

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Hi Dejayajay
Thank you for sharing your positive experience with our product Dulux Metalshield Epoxy Enamel. Great to read that your project was successful – The Dulux Team

lorraine caddy

lorraine caddyshepparton

  • 3 reviews
  • 7 likes
  • Verified purchase

OMG this is not paint

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Purchased in April 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse.

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Great product

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Absolutely stoked with the transformation of my kitchen after painting my existing brushed aluminum splashback from light brown to gloss red with Dulux Epoxy Enamel paint. I applied 2 coats, waiting the recommended time between coats. Taking time to ensure even coverage (I used a brush/roller) resulted in a great finish. A few hours work & less than a $50 impact on the budget & my kitchen has a new lease on life. Great product.

Purchased in October 2018 at Bunnings Warehouse for A$35.00.

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Dulux
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Hi Claire, thank you for your feedback! It’s fantastic to hear that you’ve had a great experience with our product. Please feel free to contact us on 13 25 25 (Option 2) if you need any help or advice down the track – The Dulux Team.

Jayne C.

Jayne C.

  • 3 reviews
  • 7 likes

It’s good paint... period.

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Clean, sand, sand, wax and grease remove, 2 tac coats, two wet coats.

If you try for full coverage and plaster it on it will give you troubles. But then its your fault. Not the paint. There are a million YouTube videos teaching the ham fisted how to paint. But no, blame the paint.

The comments on here “I mean it’s paint and I’m a man, it should work because I can hold a brush or can right?”

This stuff is good paint. It’s tough and it lasts.

Purchased in June 2018 at Bunnings Warehouse.

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Shaun

ShaunMelbourne

Great product.

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DuluxDulux

Hi Shaun
Thank you for the feedback and great to hear that you have had a good experience with this product. The Dulux Team.

Gav d

Gav dPerth, WA

  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

Paint takes too long to dry. Metalshield premium "0" stars

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B1RD1E

B1RD1EAU

  • 6 reviews
  • 8 likes

Painted tandem Trailer, all good

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I purchased Dulux Metalshield Epoxy after removing much acrylic paint. I used both 1 litre can with thinners as well as 300 gm spray cans for difficult areas.

All worked very well, sprayed at 25 degrees, temperature was 40 degrees during the day after first coat, so a baking in the garage was perfect. Second coat was at 23 degrees.

Love the spray pattern and coverage off the spray cans.
* Do not spray in low temps or the paint will "blush" and go white.
* Do not spray or apply too thick or you will get "Don Bradmans" ( Runs)

Love the Dulux paint

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Questions & Answers

Ann L.

Ann L.asked

Do you need to sand between coats of Epoxy Gloss enamel

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Jose
Jose

Hi Ann,
Depending on how you painting you should follow the specification on the product.
However the way I do my work is always prep everything first then clean so it’s dust free and apply primer which I allow 24hrs to dry
And lightly use light sandpaper and go over again and clean.
Then apply epoxy metal shield.
Do not apply to heavy as it will take longer to dry.
Hope that helped your question.

Ann L.
Ann L.

Thank you, I was always told you need a light sand so that the next coat will adhere better so just wanted to confirm it :)

Steven P.

Steven P.asked

Hi I am using metal shield epoxy enamel in a spray gun and it recommends that the paint have a DIN-S rating below 30, can you tell me what the raining is for this paint
Steve

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Dulux
DuluxDulux

Hi Steven, thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately, we have not performed DIN or Ford cup flow viscosities on Metalshield Epoxy Enamel. You're best visiting a supplier of Auto Spray Paints that can provide a suitable low cost DIN 4 cup for a better understanding of how much Metalshield Spray thinner you will need to add. Hope this helps! If you need to reach out please contact us from Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 7:00 pm, Saturdays from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, and Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm AEST - The Dulux Team

missy
missy

Hi.. i just contacted Dulux For the same i think? I wanted to use their airless gun with metalshield paint, but they said that the flash point of the sprayer needs to be below 23 and that this paint is above 23 degrees.
Here is the fact sheet for it:
http://www.duspec.com.au/pdfs/datasheets/AU_DD01853.pdf

mwi27434

mwi27434asked

Hi, I live 1.5kms from the sea. The metal roof gutters and fascia have some whitish corrosion (efflorescence?) showing through. It had been repainted but is reappearing. Advice on how to treat and the best paint to use would be appreciated

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Dulux
DuluxDulux

Hi
Thank you for reaching out! We need a bit more information from you, if you can please contact our Help & Advice team on 132525 option 2. We would be more than happy to guide you with you project. Our operating hours are from Monday to Friday 7:30am to 7:00pm and Saturday 8:30am to 3:00pm AEST. The Dulux Team

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