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Surreal® Effects

Code: 272, 901, 935 & 961 Lines


The Surreal® Effects range of products include Mannex Textures, Scylla Ripples, Aztec Hammer and Interior grade Sarouk Matt Ripple effects have been designed to cleverly hide surface defects on fabricated metals, whilst providing interesting tactile surfaces.


The Surreal® Effects range combines decorative and appealing patterned effects with excellent overall performance and is suitable for application over various substrates including steel and aluminium. Examples include: electrical enclosures, office fittings, furniture, tool boxes and automotive components.


  • Tough polyester technology
  • Speciality finishes
  • Highly decorative and appealing
  • Suitable for interior and exterior applications
  • No solvents or emissions

Technical Information


Architectural Aluminium Applications

Surface Preparation for Architectural Aluminium

Application of specialty finish powder coatings is more demanding than conventional types of powder coatings. Surfaces should be prepared according to appropriate standards such as AS 3715-2002 Metal finishing – Thermoset powder coating for architectural applications of aluminium and aluminium alloys and/or New Zealand Standard 4506, BS 6496/6497. All surfaces should be degreased and pre-treated for optimal performance.

How to Specify for Architectural Aluminium

Example – (Dulux Surreal® Effects Primrose Scylla 9013005Z) to be applied in accordance with AS 3715-2002.

Other Metal Applications

Surface Preparation for Other Metal Substrates

In accordance with AS 4506-2005  Metal finishing – Thermoset powder coatings. Refer to Table 2.1 for appropriate pretreatment for various substrate metal surfaces such as Steel (Bright, Semi Bright), Steel (Zinc Coated) and Stainless Steel. The appropriate pretreatment option will vary according to atmospheric classification as set out in AS 4506-2005  Metal finishing – Thermoset powder coatings (Appendix G).

How to Specify for Other Metal Substrates

Example – Powder Coating of (Components to be coated) (Atmospheric Classification) (Substrate) with (Dulux Surreal® Effects Primrose Scylla 9013005Z)  to meet AS4506-2005. Compliance to this standard must be demonstrated through provision of a certificate from the coating applicator outlining the relevant, “atmospheric classification, substrate and method of chemical or mechanical surface preparation”.



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