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Hard iron, raw rust: With ADLER step by step for stronger effect

Hard iron, raw rust, the architectural trends have also arrived indoors and in the living room—and we know that one should strike while the iron is hot. ADLER has therefore created an effect for joiners and furniture manufacturers, that brings real iron onto wood. Those who like it still cruder, can even leave it to rust overnight—simply with the spray gun. ADLER application engineer Stefan Oberladstätter shows how it's done.

STEP 1 - PREPARE

A good base is important: The substrate should be well prepared. That is a spray application of PUR-Spritzfüller Schwarz (Black). The filled, dry substrate should then be sanded directly with grit 240 before painting.

STEP 2 – MIX IRON PAINT

For the ADLER Eisenlack (iron paint), 400 g of Aqua-Pure Metall, 5% of Aqua-PUR-Härter (hardener) and all of 1000g Aquafix Ferro are mixed. Careful stirring is the secret here! Aquafix Ferro is so heavy because it contains real iron in it. This makes the ADLER real iron effect very authentic. 

The best results can be obtained with a single, rich application (about 500 grams per square meter) with the compressed air cup gun.

 

STEP 3 REAL IRON EFFECT – APPLICATION OF TOP COAT

Now you just have to allow it to dry for five hours, gradually sand it with grit size 220, 400, 600, 1000 and 3000 and recoat it once with a lightfast 2-component PUR paint. Stefan Oberladstätter recommends ADLER Pigmotop in gloss level 70.

STEP 3 CONJURE UP RUST EFFECT

One who really wants to be raw and trendy should now reach into the rust bag of tricks. Even for that a drying time of at least five hours is maintained and sanding is done gradually, but only with grit 220, 400 to 600. Now the rust activator Aquafix Oxid comes into play: with an intermediate drying time of two hours, it is applied twice, in an uneven and rich manner; whether with a cup gun, sponge or brush, is left to the user. Each effect surface is unique and one of a kind!

STEP 4 – RUST OVERNIGHT, APPLY THE TOP COAT

Genuine iron gives real rust—thanks to Aquafix Oxid even overnight. Lastly, a topcoat can be applied again with a lightfast PUR paint. Stefan Oberladstätter uses extremely matt PUR-Antiscratch.

STEP 5 – SHOW OFF

The work is done, the piece of furniture has a real iron or rust surface. 

Now there is nothing else to do but let yourself be admired that as a joiner you can even defy the laws of nature and easily transform wood into iron. 

 

PRODUCTS TO GIVE A REAL IRON EFFECT:

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