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Magic Metallics™ Metals

SECTION 1: PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Magic Metallics are not a faux finish but a real metal coating. These coatings contain real ground metal particles that adhere to the surface and cause the finished piece to look as though it’s actually made of metal. Magic Metallics may be applied to almost any paintable surface. They work like magic to create patina and real rust finishes. The Metallic Finishes are beautiful used alone but may be further enhanced by the addition of one of the Patinas or the Rapid Rust Finish. The metallic finishes can be mixed to create an endless variety of metallic colors; Magic Metallics can also be mixed with acrylic paint. The base color or combination of colors used, the application of rust and patinas, the length of time the product is allowed to process before it is neutralized or dried, the amount of product used, even the temperature and humidity will all affect the finished results. A unique and original finish can be obtained every time. Follow our instructions or have fun experimenting on your own with unique combinations of metallic finishes and patinas.

Product Features, Attributes and Application Recommendations:

  • Apply a basecoat of the metallic finish. Allow to dry. Apply a second coat. If your desire a patina or rust (steel only) finish apply the Patina solution while the second coat is still wet and slightly tacky.
  • Apply your choice of Patina antiquing solution to basecoated piece with a brush, sponge or spritzer bottle. As the solution dries, the Patina will develop.
  • Once the desired effect is achieved, apply neutralizer to stop the process. You may also dry the piece with a hair dryer. Seal with Matte Sealer.

SECTION 2: PRODUCT APPLICATION VARIATIONS AND FAQ’S

Special Notes:

  • Always refer to the label for specific instructions on the product being used.
  • Metallics should be shaken and stirred to make sure the metals are in suspension for application. Due to the heaviness of these metals, they do not stay suspended in the jar and will sink to the bottom.
  • The surface should be completely clean, dry and free from dust. The inside of hollow objects should be sealed prior to the application of the metals. This prevents the continued oxidation process from continuing even after the outer color has been neutralized. Ceramic bisque is porous and will allow even water vapor in the air to eventually affect the metal’s color.
  • Apply metal colors with a soft brush. They can also be applied with a sponge or rag. A separate brush should be kept for the applications of the metals, as the fine particles if left embedded in the hairs of the brush will discolor glazes.
  • Two coats of the Metallics are needed for adequate coverage. The first coat should be dry before the second coat is applied. While the second coat of metal is still damp or tacky the Patinas are applied. (The Dark Bronze, however, can be completely dry and still react to the Patinas.) Steel requires heavy coats for good rusting to take place, so an extra “padding” of color is suggested.
  • Steel does not react with the Aqua Blue Patina. Steel will react with the Rapid Rust or Verde Green or Green Patina. Applying one coat of Steel over another metallic and applying the Patina can create an interesting effect. This creates a two-tone effect of colors.
  • The Purple Patina is a tinting color used to add variety. It will not oxidize by itself. Combinations of patinas as well as a tinting patina may be used on the piece at the same time. The patinas may be intermixed. A favorite is the Verde Green with Aqua Blue Patinas.
  • The Patinas may be applied with a brush, sponge or by spraying using the spritzer nozzle. The spritzer nozzle fits easily onto the Patina bottles. A little goes a long way! More can always be added later. Remember you are letting the color oxidize or bloom. The Patinas and Rust oxidizing mediums are almost clear in appearance. Several colors of Patinas can be applied to the same piece at the same time. Brush strokes of the Patinas in a design can be completed if so desired, oxidizing the pattern only.
  • Once the Patina or Quick Rust has oxidized on the metal, a sealer is applied to stop the process. Sometimes it’s better to stop the process before it goes to the extreme oxidation or rusting of the metals. Part of the beauty is being able to still see the metal color underneath the Patina.
  • Several areas may be completed independently of each other to create separate areas on the same piece. Different areas can be added over other sealed areas of metals to create multiple layers of oxidation and colors.
  • The metal base coats may be forced dried. The Patinas and Rapid Rust should be allowed to dry naturally and let the “Magic” of the product take place.
  • If too much Patina has developed, it can be removed slightly using a clean soft cloth or a dampened green grit pad to remove some of the Patina. After the Patina has been applied, you may choose to take a dry cloth and remove some of the Patina on the highlights on the piece. This will in effect, produce an antiquing of the Patinas. Drybrushing of a metal over the sealed Magic Metallic™ finish can give life to a piece.
  • These products speed up the natural oxidation of metals. Overspraying and depositing the Patinas or Rapid Rust on metal shelving or tables will cause them to oxidize. Use care when spraying.
  • Once the piece is completed or has been allowed to oxidize to your preference, the color is neutralized a sealer is applied. The neutralizing agent can be applied to stop the oxidation process. A coating of a specialized sealer needs to be applied over the neutralized colors. This sealer is specifically designed for this product. Do not attempt to use other brush on sealers over the Magic Metallics.
  • All products are water-soluble and water clean up. Use AC-525 Brush Cleaner and water to clean all brushes.
  • The inside of hollow pieces must be sealed or they will continue to oxidize even after the other steps have been completed. The sealer may be rolled to the interior of the piece if brushing would be difficult.
  • There is one sealer for Magic Metallics™ Matte Interior, and is intended for indoor use.
  • Use a soft hair brush for the application of the sealer. Apply 3-4 thin coats of Sealer.
  • Use AC-525 Brush Cleaner and warm water to clean brushes.
  • There are several hues of Patinas and tints that may be used alone or in combination with one another to create different shades on a piece. Once the desired reaction is achieved a neutralizing agent is applied to the surface or the area is dried with a hair dryer to stop the oxidation process. Use the Magic Metallic Sealer to seal the final surface. The insides of pieces must be sealed as well or the oxidation process will continue due to the porous surface and absorption of moisture through the bisque.

SECTION 3: PRODUCT LABEL



LABEL DIRECTIONS

MM-100 Aluminum

"Shake well and Stir: Apply with a brush on any paintable surface. Use over dark colors for maximum brilliance. Apply two or three coats. Aluminum will not oxidize. It can be mixed with other metals (except Steel) as long as Aluminum is the lesser metal. Discard any unused mixture. Do not store Aluminum mixture in a closed jar. Do not use water based varnishes or sealers over Aluminum as a chemical reaction will discolor the Aluminum finish."

MM-101 Brass

"Shake well and Stir: Apply with a brush on any paintable surface. Use over dark undercoat colors for maximum brilliance. Apply two or three coats of Brass Metallic color. To age the metallic, apply Magic Metallic Patina by brushing, sponging, or spritzing while the last coat is still wet. Seal with Magic Metallic Matte Sealer to stop the patina process. Clean up with water.

MM-102 Copper

"Shake well and Stir: Apply with a brush on any paintable surface. Use over dark undercoat colors for maximum brilliance. Apply two or three coats of Copper Metallic color. To age the metallic, apply Magic Metallic Patina by brushing, sponging, or spritzing while the last coat is still wet. Seal with Magic Metallic Matte Sealer to stop the patina process. Clean up with water.

MM-103 Dark Bronze

"Shake well and Stir: Apply with a brush on any paintable surface. Use over dark undercoat colors for maximum brilliance. Apply two or three coats of dark Bronze Metallic color. To age the metallic, apply Magic Metallic Patina by brushing, sponging, or spritzing while the last coat is still wet. Seal with Magic Metallic Matte Sealer to stop the patina process. Clean up with water.

MM-105 Gold

"Shake well and Stir: Apply with a brush on any paintable surface. Use over dark undercoat colors for maximum brilliance. Apply two or three coats of Gold Metallic color. To age the metallic, apply Magic Metallic Patina by brushing, sponging, or spritzing while the last coat is still wet. Seal with Magic Metallic Matte Sealer to stop the patina process. Clean up with water.

MM-106 Steel

"Shake well and Stir: Apply with a brush or sponge to any paintable surface. Use over dark undercoat colors for maximum brilliance. Apply two or three coats of Steel Metallic. To age the Steel, apply Rapid Rust. Seal with Magic Metallic Matte Sealer to stop the rust process. Clean up with water.