MakeItMetal is almost as simple to use as paint, however, it is not paint and certain rules need to be observed.
Our liquid metals can be applied using brush or standard HVLP (high volume, low-pressure) spray equipment.
They need to be cleaned up afterwards using standard acetone based thinners.
The liquid metal may also be poured or trowelled onto a surface and used for cold metal casting.
After application MakeItMetal will take between one and a half to three hours to dry depending on humidity and room temperature.
MakeItMetal has excellent adhesion properties when used on most surfaces including MDF, Plaster, Plasterboard, Glass, Concrete, Fibreglass, Plastic, Polystyrene, Paper and even Fabric. We advise our customers to experiment with the product for further applications.
When MakeItMetal is dry it will have a matte finish. This is due to oxidization that occurs after contact with the air. Lightly sand the surface to reveal the pure metal. Then polish the surface to the shine you require using standard metal polishing techniques.
Other creative processes can be applied such as acid wash, patina wash, sandblast, wire brush and machined textures. Again, we encourage our customers to experiment with MakeItMetal for all sorts of creative metal applications.
As with any real metal, it must to be sealed to prevent tarnishing (unless a finish that continues to patinate over time is desired). Our metals may be sealed with Ceramic Coating, hard wax oil, or a clear coat lacquer.