'Extras' are those formulations that give your finished items either different decorative effects or added surface protection.
Black Wax – Metalier waxes are another example of products that have been developed specifically for Metalier Coatings. A unique recipe that is more fluid than most others on the market, which enables them to be spread more evenly over the surface and worked into the metal until the desired effect has been achieved. Metalier waxes have been designed to be the correct consistency for Metalier coatings.
Black wax can be used as a form of sealer and also to add colour and depth to a finish for a more moody effect. The black wax will not stop oxidisation of the metal completely, but it will delay the process.
If no colour or depth is required, you can use Metalier clear wax or metal polish and if you require complete protection from the oxidisation process, then Metalier have the perfect solution.... a Nano Metal Clear Coat.
Polish – Metalier’s polish has been formulated from beeswax, expecially for use on Metalier Coatings. It is the polish of choice when the objective is to delay oxidization but not prevent it entirely. When the desired finished effect is, of a gently ageing metal, Metalier polish is ideal.
Metalier Polish also has the benefits of helping to bring the metal to a very shiny finish as well as helping to remove the finger marks that all metals and metal finishes are prone to show. Metalier metal polish will remove these, except perhaps for the very worst which may require a light sanding with scotchbrite or a similar mild abrasive. Metals are less prone to mark as they age and cure more deeply, at which point the polish alone will keep the surface pristine.
Aluminium with black wax
A bee hard at work
Patinas – There are currently 5 formulations of patinas within the Metalier range. They will react differently with different metals and do nothing to aluminium and gunmetal grey bronze (Ravine).
Applying patinas is a bit like having fun in a chemistry lab, as you watch the reaction of the patina when it is applied to most of the metal coatings. Even atmospheric conditions like temperature and humidity have an effect on the patina colours, as will diluting the patina with water.
Or maybe applying patinas is like creating a piece of unique art, as the patinas create different effects on different metals, as follows:
M3, M5, and M6 can all be used on iron to create different colours of rust. In most conditions M3 creates a brown rust, M5 a red-brown rust, and M6 a yellow-brown rust.
M5 creates a green patination effect on the brown metals; bronze, brass and copper and smoky bronze (Canyon).
M6 creates a yellow effect on bronze.
M16 creates an aged look in brass, bronze and canyon (smoky bronze).
M18 creates various aged copper effects. Undiluted M18 creates very dark colouring whilst heavily diluted M18 creates a pearlescent effect.
Clock - Iron, copper and brass poured into a mould
and then patinated
Nano Metal Clear Coat - a cutting edge formulation that solves a problem that just can’t be avoided. Metal oxidises and the only thing you can do to stop it, is to seal it. But if you are going to seal it, make sure it is Metaliers Nano Metal Clear Coat. It is a coating that works at a molecular level by combining organic polymers with inorganic oxide. It also has the added bonus of UV protection and an anti-graffiti coating as well.
If the coating is not abraided it should easily last 5 - 10 years.
Metalier’s Nano Metal Clear Coat is an option when you want to preserve the look created and do not want oxidisation to continue.
Clear coat over brass on the inside of a bath.
Metalier Metals should not be cleaned with harsh abrasives such as Brasso