Effects™ water based Bronze Metallic Paint contains real bronze
particles. This paint will tarnish naturally over time and when exposed
to the elements. Metal Effects™ Blue Patina Aging Solution, when
used in combination with Metal Effects™ Bronze Metallic Paint,
creates a beautiful authentic blue patina.
Metal Effects™ Bronze Metallic Paint is a water-based modified
acrylic paint formulated with real bronze particles. It will oxidize
naturally over time and when exposed to the elements. Metal Effects™
Patina Aging Solutions will speed up the oxidation process to create
a beautiful, authentic patina on any paintable surface. Metal Effects™
Bronze Metallic Paint can be brush, roll, or spray applied with an HVLP
sprayer. It is ideal for use on properly prepared metal, wood, plaster,
canvas, paper, or plastic surfaces. Popular applications include moldings,
trim, columns, doors, furniture, rain gutters, railings, lamps, vases,
All surfaces should be sound, clean, and dry prior to priming. Remove
all loose, peeling paint. Scuff sand all glossy surfaces. Before applying
Metal Effects™ Bronze Metallic Paint, the previously coated surface
must be completely clean, dry, and fully cured. If painting over metal,
wood, alkaline, any other reactive surface, or if the type of surface
is unknown, use Metal Effects™ Acid Blocking Primer (AM203) to
properly prime and seal the surface. The Acid Blocking Primer is especially
formulated to block out alkali salts, tannins, acid salts, or other
unwanted contaminates from ‘bleeding through’ to the Metal
Effects™ Metallic Paint film. If unsure of the substrate, test
a sample area to ensure the desired results. (Please see the Metal Effects™
Acid Blocking Primer Technical Data Sheet for more information.)
Step 1: Properly prime the surface with two coats of
Metal Effects™ Acid Blocking Primer (AM203) and allow to fully
dry. Wait at least ½ hour between primer coats. Apply Metal Effects™
Acid Blocking Primer with a brush or roller suitable for waterbased
primers. Metal Effects™ Acid Blocking Acrylic Primer is especially
formulated for use with the Metal Effects™ Metallic Paints. Do
not use any other primer. Two coats of primer are best, especially over
metal or alkaline surfaces.
Step 2: After the primer has fully cured, the surface
is ready for a base coat of Metal Effects™ Bronze Metallic paint.
Apply using a brush, roller, or an HVLP spray gun. To spray add up to
20oz./600ml of water per gallon of paint. For brushing, use a highquality
brush made for water-based paints. Allow this first coat to dry for
approximately ½ hour.
Step 3: In the same manner, apply a second coat of
Metal Effects™ Bronze Metallic paint. The Metal Effects™
Blue Patina Aging Solution should be applied while this second coat
is wet (within approximately five (5) minutes). Apply the Blue Patina
Aging Solution with a brush, sea sponge, spray bottle, or attach the
spritzer cap directly to the 4 or 16 ounce Patina bottles. If an evenly
patinaed surface is desired, stipple the wet surface with a brush or
block stippler to evenly distribute the Blue Patina Aging Solution.
In approximately 30 to 40 minutes, a true patina will appear. Cold temperatures
or high humidities will prolong the patina oxidation process and dry
Step 4 (Optional): In most applications, interior or
exterior, a protective sealer is not necessary. However, if the surface
is in a high traffic area or is likely to be handled repeatedly, the
surface should be protected with Metal Effects™ Permacoat Patina
Sealer. Note: DO NOT USE OTHER SEALERS OR VARNISHES. Permacoat can be
applied by brush, roller, or HVLP spray gun. Surfaces must be completely
dry prior to top coating. Begin by adding 4 oz./ 118 ml water to 4 oz./118
ml of Permacoat and stir well. Apply two coats; the second coat can
be applied within ½ hour. Let the surface dry for at least one
hour before handling.
Note: If maximum protection from the harmful effects
of UV light and weathering is required, apply MasterClear Polyurethane/Acrylic
Interior/Exterior Topcoat protective overcoat on top of the Permacoat.
Do not apply MasterClear directly onto the patinaed finish. This can
alter the color of the patina.
ME396, 1 gallon/3.78 liters will cover approximately 300 sq. feet/28.8
ME396: Drying time at 70°F and 50%RH: Re-coat time is in approximately
½ hour. Dry time is in approximately one hour. Full cure is in
approximately 24 hours. Lower temperature and higher humidity will lengthen
the dry and cure times.
Up: Clean brushes, rollers, tools, and equipment with warm,
soapy water immediately after use.