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Disappointing when so many other Dulux products are great
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.
Peels and scratches off very easily
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 2021.
My way spray painting
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.
Perfect for diy
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
Taking an Eternity to dry
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.
Best product out there
I use this product everyday for work, painting gates frames posts and such and have been for about 5 years now.
It’s always consistent and really durable water resistant and Uv resistant. I use in spray cans and through air gun depending on the job. The biggest thing with the paint is letting it cure for as long as possible before touching or strapping it. Also prime with etch primer or similar for bare metal. I’ve had a couple cans clog up before and splatter but I put it down to not applying the right pressure as my finger is usually on edge...
Seems ok to me, not sure why all the bad reviews.
Used it to paint a metal carport and it seems to be holding up great after year or so.
I didnt use any thinners so it is thick and quite hard to brush on, especially as the brush dries. It dried slow, but formed a nice solid coat once done.
I live less than 1km from ocean, I used metalsheild on the posts and painted the undercover parts of the carport in weathershield and that has started to fade a little from the salty air I think. But the metalsheild (satin black) still looks good. Also painted some gates and its holding up well.
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Purchased in August 2021.
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4 cans out of 4 with blocked nozzles!
I am restoring a 80 year old slasher/mower built in Ballarat.
I stripped the project to bare metal, wiped entire project down with acetone, applied Dulux Etch Primer allowing 48 hours to ensure it was completely cured and then used 3/4 a can of Dulux Metalshield Brunswick Green creating a light coat to 90% of the project only stopping due to nozzle blocking up and wanting to allow 24 hours between coats. Started new can the following days for 2nd and 3rd coats with both those nozzles blocking again with between 1/4 and 1/2 a can left and not ...being able to apply paint to the entire project. Asked my brother to use 4th can to ensure it was not user error and that can blocked again with about 1/2 a can left. I tried cleaning each nozzle with compressed air or thinners only to have paint dribble everywhere after. Tried a different nozzle on last can after it blocked only to have it block almost immediately too! Followed the instructions exactly, 10 - 25cm away, sweeping motion with short busts, between 20 and 30 degrees and only 57% humidity not in the sun. I am returning the product to Bunnings for a exchange and will likely switch to Rustolium, I am most unhappy with Dulux since I will now have to do extensive work to respray my project and get it to show quality.
Spray cans are worst have ever used.
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.
Won't buy again
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 2021.
best paint hard finish
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
Metal shield satin on a Ute
I know it’s not the done thing but I wanted the Rustoleum rat car look. After much deliberation and product research I tested many different approaches. I found Dulux metalshied suited my purpose nicely. I prepared the body work in the normal way with spray putty and quality primer. I gunned the paint on following the Dulux data sheet settings with T10 nozzle on a ripper little Devillbiss pro lite gun on about 30 psi measuring at the gun. I think it about 1.3mm nozzle equivalent. I thinned the paint using Metalshield thinner as per the data she...et but added a splash extra to make it flow easier out of the spray gun. The paint went on smooth and seems durable. Albeit drying time was a touch slow (about eight hours) but I just closed the garage door and left it over night. Depends on humidity and ambient temperatures. Dust impregnation is a little issue with slower drying time but not to bad. Touch dries fairly quickly for epoxy. 2k paint was out of the question for me. I even wax it and it beads up. It is two years old and spent quite a bit of time outside. It’s not as hard wearing as 2k but I can repair it myself any time. It’s an unconventional approach I realise but it’s the look I wanted and a big budget 2k satin job was overcapitalising on a cheap car. A professional painter mate of mine couldn’t believe it is metal shield because it’s quite smooth. But if all else fails read the instructions right? I’m happy with the product. Would definitely suit a caravan or horse float etc. A few photos have water on the surface but I think you can still see the effect of the paint.
Spray cans are rubbish
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.
Have had no problems at all.
I’ve used Dulux Epoxy Enamel in both brush on from cans and in spray packs. Never had any problems.Having said that though, it is important to avoid heavy thick coats in one go, as the drying time will be dramatically longer. Achieving complete colour change in one coat requires a very careful brush control, and requires a fine tapered bristle brush. For small items, I have some very fine bristle brushes purchased at the art supply store. I seldom have to go to two coats, unless I am painting something that is going to get a lot of knocks or ab...use. Allow 8 to 24 hours drying time, and up to a week for full cure and hardness. This might seem excessive, but the resulting finish is worth it Note that due to its very good flow characteristics, which gives the extremely glossy finish, also means that it will be thin on sharp edges, so try to sand these to a rounded edge first. I usually undercoat with Dulux All Surface Metal Primer first, but note: this is an extremely fast drying primer, that means you will have to work fast to keep any semblance of a continuous ‘wet edge’. It does ‘flow out’ well to minimise brush marks, as long as you can work fast, so generally the finish is brush mark free. This primer sands well if you need perfection on some brushing overlaps. The Epoxy Enamel will only sand well after full cure. Clean, well prepared substrate is essential if you wand a good result, but that is the same for all painting.
Purchased in January 2021 at Dulux, Bunnings.
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OMG this is not paint
Refinishing powdered-coated security screen door with minimal surface rust....surface well prepared with Action Gel, rust remover and converter and sprayed promptly with Dulux Metalshield....it went on easily, was touch dry within 30min as described, and so resprayed in 2+ hours (ambient air temperature mid 20's)....2 days later a slight veil of rust/discolouration appearing on lower edge so rubbed it with a cotton tip dipped in methylated spirits, and the paint just wipes off revealing a quite rust/oxidized surface underneath, that had had zer...o rust before paint application....tested other parts of door and paint wipes off...had been very surprised at time of painting how easily accidental spray on my hand cleaned off. Grr shall now have to strip whole door and repaint but with a different product...certainly not suitable for purpose as advised by Bunnings' salesperson.
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.
It’s good paint... period.
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.
I feel sorry for the Dulux rep having to be polite to all the know alls critiquing this product.
If you don't know what you are doing with industrial enamels then learn before commenting.
If you are complaining about finishing coat not hardening, then read the following.
*note that Strong base colours take longer to cure than white, light and mid.
*Top coat to heavy, therefore severe solvent trap may lead to weeks before full cure.
*Porosity of your surface will vary curing time as will ambient temperature.
Paint takes too long to dry. Metalshield premium "0" stars
I recently painted 150mm round carport poles with Dulux metalshield epoxy enamel. Surface was well prepared and first coat applied. The finish looked great the first day but then started to wrinkle and overnight 75% of surface went wrinkly. The weather conditions were low to mid 30's and sunny with night temps 28/29degs. I had to wait a month before this paint was hard enough to sand and apply a second coat which was dissapointing as the paint was still soft and clogged the sanding pads, making sanding difficult. This was in Broome during dry s...eason, it must take 6 months or more to harden in normal Australian cities. For my next project, guy at Bunnings sold me Dulux Metalshield Premium, saying it is much better. NOT SO!! This must be the crappest paint anyone has ever made. It is virtually impossible to apply straight out of the tin. I ended up adding 4x the amount of thinner than what is recommended on can and it still looks like it has been applied with a broken stick or one of those serrated tools you apply tile glue with. I was using a professonal long haired natural bristle brush to apply the paint and it simply will not smooth out no matter how gentle you brush it. Temperature was 22deg and partially sunny when I was applying that paint. My son calls it the driftwood finish. It is also more like satin than gloss! This is the worst paint I have ever used and would advise everyone to steer clear of it.
Painted tandem Trailer, all good
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
Questions & Answers
Do you need to sand between coats of Epoxy Gloss enamel
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.
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
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
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:
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
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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