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Duration T80 masters the art of a lasting finish

Duration T80 masters the art of a lasting finish

If high UV protection and graffiti resistance is a priority for your next project, consider Dulux's Duration T80 for a high-impact lasting finish. 

A water-based two-pack fluoropolymer finish, the topcoat combines good colour retention with easy maintenance.

Designed to provide greater UV stability than traditional polyurethane topcoats, it proved the perfect solution for a bold public artwork in Queensland.

Lend Lease commissioned the installation to welcome residents and visitors to its new Yarrabilba master-planned community located between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Artist Daniel Templeman envisaged a perfect satin 'roller finish' for his striking red design.

While Duration T80's fast drying times are a bonus for specifiers looking for fast turnaround times, for this curvaceous, multi-faceted design there were some challenges to avoid roller marks. 

Dulux PC technical sales representative Manoli Hnoudis collaborated with fabricator and painter Albert Smith Signs to create a solution.

Following a coat of Durebild STE, a two-coat application of Duration T80 was recommended. An initial coat with a roller achieved the desired effect, followed quickly by a second spray coat to ensure perfect consistency.

For specifiers looking to meet sustainability guidelines, Duration T80 offers a very low VOC content at just <25g/L. Being water-based also allows for easy ongoing maintenance without using solvents.

A fantastic solution for maintaining asset value, it is available in Gloss and Satin across Dulux's full range of colours.

Get in touch with your local Dulux PC technical sales representative to discuss how Duration T80 could enhance the appearance, durability and lifespan of your next project. 

Visit our projects page for more information. 

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