New Coating for Ironwork Provides Long Term Protection

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Southwest ironworks artist finds new clearcoat lacquer enhances his artwork and provides long-term protection from the harshest elements.

Blacksmithing company, integrity Ironworks, LLC of Phoenix Arizona, specializes in fabricating custom ornamental pieces and hand-forged ironwork for large estate owners. Owner, Ivan Ananyev, is recognized for his unique creativity and imaginative designs. Today, his work is respected throughout the Southwest.

Until recently, Ivan’s shop experimented with a variety of clear coat lacquers, each of which claimed it would stand up to the elements; a claim they sustained for a year at most. But there was always a problem. Arizona’s blazing sun, UV rays and the long summer days of 114ºF heat always took their toll on the unique patina

finishes of Ivan's work. All too soon, the weather would break through and the systematic destruction of the patina, so integral to the look of his art, would begin.

That all changed two years ago when Ivan discovered PERMALAC lacquer from Peacock Laboratories, Inc., Philadelphia, PA. This new 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, Peacock Laboratories now guarantees a

PERMALAC finish will last for ten years.

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. The product is available in 12-ounce spray cans, quarts, gallons, 5 gallon containers or 55 gallon drums. In addition, PERMALAC can be ordered in gloss, matte or satin finishes and in clear or black and red.

For more information on PERMALAC and Peacock’s other coatings and mirroring solution products, visit: or call 215:729-4400. FAX: 215-729-1380.


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