water based Iron Metallic Paint contains real iron particles. This paint
will tarnish naturally over time and when exposed to the elements. Metal
Effects™ Rust Activator, when used in combination with the Metal
Effects™ Iron Metallic paint, creates a real weathered rust finish.
The Metal Effects™ Rust Activator is to be used over Metal Effects™
Iron Metallic Paint only; do not use it over any of the other Metal
Metal Effects™ Iron Metallic Paint is a water-based modified acrylic
paint formulated with real iron particles. It will rust naturally over
time and when exposed to the elements. Metal Effects™ Rust Activator
will speed up the oxidation process to create a beautiful, authentic
rust patina on any paintable surface. Metal Effects™ Iron Metallic
Paint can be brush, roll, or spray applied with an HVLP sprayer. The
Metal Effects™ Rust Activator can be applied with a brush, sponge,
spray bottle, or spritzer. The system 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, and planters.
All surfaces should be sound, clean, and dry prior to painting. Remove
all loose, peeling paint. Scuff sand all glossy surfaces. Before applying
Metal Effects™ Iron Metallic Paint, the previously coated surface
must be completely clean, dry, and fully cured. If painting over a non-iron
metal, or a 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
or the effect, test a sample area to ensure the desired results. (Please
see the Metal Effects™ Acid Blocking Primer Technical Data Sheet
for more information.)
Modern Masters Metal Effects™ Iron Metallic Paint, when used with
the Metal Effects™ Rust Activator Solution, will create a ‘real’
aged and rusted metal surface on any paintable surface. Use them together
on metal, wood, plaster, canvas, paper, or plastic.
Step 1: Properly prime the surface with Metal Effects™
Acid Blocking Primer and allow to fully dry. Metal Effects™ Acid
Blocking Acrylic Primer is especially formulated for use with the Metal
Effects™ Metallic Paints. Do not use any other primer, especially
when working on non-iron metal surfaces. Two coats of primer are needed,
especially over metal or alkaline surfaces. Allow to dry at least 12
Step 2: After the primer (if used) has fully cured,
apply at least two coats of Iron Metallic paint. Use a brush, roller,
or an HVLP spray gun. For brushing, use a high quality brush made for
water-based paints. Allow the Iron Metallic paint to dry between coats
and to completely dry before continuing on to Step 3.
Step 3: Apply the Rust Activator with a brush, sponge,
spray bottle, or attach the spritzer cap directly to the 4 or 16 ounce
Patina bottles and mist on. If an evenly rusted appearance is desired,
stipple the wet surface with a brush or block stippler. After 5 minutes,
reapply the Rust Activator. As the activated surface dries (approximately
30 to 40 minutes) a true rusted finish will appear. Cold temperatures
and/or high humidities will prolong the patina oxidation process and
the dry time.
Step 4 (Optional): If the surface is in a high traffic
area or is likely to be handled, we recommend sealing the surface with
the Modern Masters Permacoat Acrylic Varnish, available in Matte or
Gloss. Do not use any other varnish or sealer. (Please refer to the
Modern Masters Permacoat Acrylic Varnish Technical Data Sheet for more
Tip: For best appearances, leave the rusted patina finish open.
If maximum protection from the harmful effects of UV and weathering
is required, apply Modern Masters MasterClear Polyurethane/Acrylic Interior/Exterior
Topcoat protective overcoat on top of the Permacoat. Note: Do not apply
MasterClear directly onto the rusted finish. This can alter the color
of the rust patina.
ME208: 1 gallon/3.78 liters will cover approximately 300 sq. feet/28.8
ME208: 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.
Clean Up: Clean brushes, rollers, tools, and equipment
with warm, soapy water immediately after use.