How to apply Duramax

See how you can transform your old household items into something new and full of personality.

Duramax Enamel 

Step 1. Prepare your surfaces. Mask off the edges with a good quality masking tape, and then mix your paint by giving the spray can a good shake.

Step 2. Hold the can upright, about 10 – 25cm away from the surface, and start moving your hand before pressing the nozzle to help avoid the paint will running and sagging.

Step 3. Spray in smooth even strokes, parallel to the surface, in an even side-to-side motion. Release the nozzle at the end of each stroke so you don’t get a build-up of paint on the ends. Overlap your previous stroke by about one third with each new spray.

Step 4. Take your time. Multiple light coats are better than one heavy coat.

Step 5. Let your item rest for about 20 minutes or until touch dry before giving it a second coat.

Step 6. The paint will be completely dry and ready to use within an hour.

Step 7. To clean up, use a cloth soaked with a bit of mineral turps to clean away any excess paint, then tip the can upside down and spray until you’re only spraying gas. That’ll help prevent blockages in the future.

Step 8. All Dulux spray cans once empty are completely recyclable so be sure to throw them in your household recycling bin. Check the disposal expectations of your area by visiting recyclingnearyou.com.au

 


Step by Step guides

Chalky Finish

Available in a range of seven on trend colours, Dulux Chalky finish gives you a stylish, ultra matt finish. For a distressed finish, apply two different colours of Dulux Duramax Chalky Finish, allow for the coat to dry and sand with P320 sandpaper. See how to apply Chalky Finish with our how to help video.

 

Dulux Duramax Chalky Finish Classic Duck Egg

Dulux Duramax Chalky Finish will deliver an ultra matt finish for special projects inside the home.

duramax crackle effect stool

1. Before you start you will require the following items to complete the project:

1 can of Dulux Duramax Chalky Finish Classic Duck Egg, lazy susan for easy rotation, safety glasses, damp cloth, drop sheet or newspaper.

2. Ensure the surface is clean from any dirt or residue.

Wipe the surface of your object making sure its clean and dry, free from grease, rust or dirt.

3. Spray one or more coats of Dulux Duramax Chalky Finish Classic Duck Egg.

Hold can upright 10 to 25cm from the surface. Spray with smooth, even strokes parallel to the surface. Touch Dry in 10 minutes under normal conditions.


Magnetic chalkboard

Dulux Duramax Magnetic Chalkboard is an easy to use specialty paint that can turn ordinary items into a fun interactive feature. Suitable for entertaining, office spaces or children's play areas.

 

Dulux Duramax Magnetic Chalkboard Spray Paint

High performance magnetic chalkboard finish|Ideal for kitchens, offices and childrens play areas|Can be used on smooth metal, wood and most plastic surfaces

duramax chalkboard

1. Before you start you will require the following items to complete the project:

1 can of Dulux Duramax Magnetic Chalk Board, 1 roll of good quality painters tape, damp cloth, drop sheet or newspaper.

2. Tape areas of serving board that you do not want painted.

Wipe down board with a damp cloth to remove any dust or fingerprints.

Note: Dulux Duramax Magnetic Chalkboard should be cleaned with a damp cloth. Some foods may mark the surface so we recommend using bowls when serving.


Copper finish

Transform usually mundane items around the home into brilliant feature pieces. Prime your surface with your choice of Dulux Undercoats and topcoat with one of three Dulux Duramax Bright Finish colours. Give it a go! See how to apply Copper Finish with our how to help video.

 

Dulux Duramax Bright Finish Spray Paint

Bright finish for special projects inside and outside the home. Ideal for use on all primed smooth surfaces such as metal, wood, glass and plastic.

duramax diamond finish statue

1. Before you start you will require the following items to complete the project:

1 can of Dulux Metal Primer, 1 can of Duramax Bright Finish Copper Rose, lazy susan for easy rotation, safety glasses, damp cloth, drop sheet or newspaper. use only in well ventilated areas

2. Metal primer provides protection and increases adhesion & durability of the top coat.

Hold can upright 15 to 25cm from the surface. Use the Lazy Susan by turning slowly as you spray with smooth, even strokes parallel to the surface.

3. Apply several light coats light of Duramax Bright Finish Copper Rose

Hold can upright 10 to 25cm from the surface. Spray with smooth, even strokes parallel to the surface. Spraying with 5-6 light coats, with drying in between, will deliver a beautiful sheen and colour. Touch Dry in 30 minutes under normal conditions.


Marble effect

Dulux Duramax Marble Effect gives you a highly fashionable black or white marble look. This eye catching effect is easily applied to give new life to items around the home.

 

Dulux Duramax Marble Effect Spray Paint

High performance, elegant, marble finish effect for special projects inside and outside the home.

duramax marble effect plate

1. Before you start you will require the following items to complete the project:

1 can of Dulux Duramax Marble Effect White, 1 can of Dulux Duramax High Performance Enamel Ito, 1 can of Dulux Duramax Clear Coat Semi Gloss, 1 roll of good quality painters tape, damp cloth, drop sheet or newspaper, Lazy Susan.


duramax interior

Dulux Duramax

High performance spray paint that has excellent coverage on wood, metal and most plastic. Duramax dries 10x faster than normal spray paint.