the more material is required.
Drying Time: After application Metall-FX will take
between one and a half to three hours to dry depending on
humidity and room temperature.
Substrate: Metall-FX has excellent adhesion properties
when used on most surfaces including MDF, plaster, plasterboard, glass, concrete, fiberglass, plastic, polystyrene, paper
and even fabric.
Finishing: When Metall-FX 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.
Customers are encouraged to experiment with Metall-FX for
all sorts of creative metal applications.
Sealing: As with any real metal, it must to be sealed to
prevent tarnishing (unless a finish that continues to patinate
over time is desired). Metals may be sealed with Nano-Coat-ing, hard wax oil, or a clear coat lacquer.
Metall-FX is between 90% and 97% pure metal, so objects
coated with Metall-FX take on the colors of the ambient
light that surrounds them in a way that only real metal can.
It is waterproof and resistant to heat and most household
chemicals. It has passed Fire Testing: Flammability, Heat Release rate (OSU) and Smoke Emission (NBS) requirements
of FAR/JAR/CS 25.853(d) APP.F PI.IV(g) issued by AIM
Composites Ltd tested under Federal Aviation Authority
Certified finish applicators
MakeItMetal’s metal veneer coating can only be applied by
a certified professional. Great Lakes is the Midwest certified
applicator for the product line.
Ted Schultz, president, Great Lakes, says the company is
three years into the training process. He first learned about
the concept of using real metal veneer from a designer who
came to him asking for help after the millworker she normally
worked with moved.
He began researching products and discovered the distributors from MakeItMetal who convinced him that they had
the right solutions, he says, adding that whenever he introduces the liquid metal veneer process to a client, the feedback
is tremendously positive.
For more info, visit www.hylandesign.wix.com/glmc.
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