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PLEASE NOTE: Porters Liquid Iron and Instant Rust are two separate products that need to be purchased individually. You can purchase each item by selecting them in the drop down menu and then adding each individually to your cart.
Porter’s Liquid Iron and Instant Rust create an authentic rusted iron effect on any paintable surface. Any object or surface can be instantly aged and given a rustic iron finish with these easy to use products. Apply Porter’s Instant Rust to Liquid Iron and, over-night, rusting and patination will take place to give a weather beaten, rusted finish. LOCATION: Interior and exterior.
Porter’s Paints use only premium grade raw materials and wherever possible we buy from Australian suppliers. Our manufacturing processes are designed for maximum performance with minimum impact on the environment and user health.
Can be applied to most suitably prepared plasterboard, plaster, wood, plastic, metal, paper maché, masonry and previously painted surfaces.
Choose from standard Black base, or choose White Iron.
Porter’s Liquid Iron and Instant Rust will continue to rust after initial application. On exterior surfaces be mindful that rust stains (caused by run-off) may appear on adjacent surfaces. To prevent these stains we recommend finishing with Porter’s Instant Rust Clear Sealer. Do not apply in high humidity, below 10°c or above 30°c.
NEW/UNPAINTED SUBSTRATES: Substrate should be a clean well-held surface free from loose material, dirt, grease, oil and mould. Dust down before proceeding. On bare surfaces such as new unpainted plasterboard sheeting, © 2017 Porter’s Paints a division of DuluxGroup (Australia) Pty Ltd Porter’s Liquid Iron & Instant Rust Page 2 of 3 render, brick or timber, spot prime all joints and repaired areas with Porter’s Limeproof Undercoat Sealer, then apply two coats of same to entire area. On new unpainted fresh set plaster do not proceed until plaster has thoroughly set and has dried completely. Firstly, apply 1 coat Porter’s Mineral Silicate Primer by brush or roller. Touch dry 20 minutes. Allow 2 hours dry time. Then apply by brush, roller or spray 1 coat Porter’s Limeproof Undercoat Sealer. Touch dry 2 hours. Allow 6 hours dry time. On bare metallic surfaces, apply a suitable metallic primer (anti-corrosive), then apply two coats of Porter’s Universal Primer. Touch dry 2 hours. Recoat 6 hours. Allow to dry 24 hours. On galvanised iron only Universal Primer is necessary. On plastic, apply two coats of Porter’s Universal Primer. Touch dry 2 hours. Recoat 6 hours. Allow to dry 24 hours.
PREVIOUSLY PAINTED SUBTRATES: Previously painted surfaces with loose, peeling or flaking paint must be made sound by scraping off loose paint. Fill nail holes and cracks with suitable filler, sand and dust off. Spot prime all joints and repaired areas with Porter’s Limeproof Undercoat Sealer, then apply one coat to entire area. Touch dry two hours. Allow 6 hours dry time.
APPLYING LIQUID IRON: Stir thoroughly prior to use to ensure an even distribution of iron particles. . Apply two coats by brush. Touch dry in 2 hours. Allow minimum 12 hours dry time between coats.
APPLYING INSTANT RUST: Note: Instant Rust contains 1.65g/L of hydrochloric acid, so please always wear rubber gloves and safety goggles. As soon as the second coat of Porter’s Liquid Iron is touch dry, (and can even be slightly tacky, but not wet) lightly apply by brush two coats of Porter’s Instant Rust. Allow minimum 3 hours dry time between coats. Rusted appearance will begin to develop within hours and will continue to increase over the next 12 hours. To increase intensity of rusted effect, up to three coats may be applied. Tip: To accelerate the rusting effect surface can be lightly sprayed with water using a spray bottle. Please Note: Liquid Iron treated with Instant Rust is a chemical reaction. Individual results may vary due to film thickness, methods used, time elapsed, ambient temperatures, substrate etc.
Porter’s Liquid Iron covers approximately 6-8m² per litre, depending upon porosity, surface texture and wastage rates. Porter’s Instant Rust covers approximately 10m² per litre.
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