Interference Metallic Paint
- Usually applied over black to create a stunning, very unique colour effect.
- When applied over white the colour effect is very weak.
- Highly durable for interior and exterior applications.
Interference Metallic Paints
When applied over white the colour effect is very weak and only visible at certain angles. You can also apply the paint over light grey for a light colour effect and over dark grey for a darker colour effect (the darker the background the stronger the colour will be). The colour is strongest with just a single coat over black. Adding a second coat reduces the colour intensity.
In the picture of the garden bench we painted a single coat of Interference Metallic Green directly over black paint which results in a very strong green colour. Painting over grey or adding a second coat of the Green would lighten the green colour. You can actually control the final colour by your selection of the under-colour.
Neither the paint nor the pigments in the paint actually have any colour but pigments in the paint cause refraction and reflection of light within the paint yielding a specific colour. When painted over black, all light that has not been sufficiently refracted or reflected is absorbed by the black background and only one colour of light is reflected to the observer. As no other colours of light are reflected the colour effect is strong.
More coats of paint over the black or grey under-colour will reduce the colour effect. Paint carefully so that you only require a single coat (or maximum two). If you later decide you want a lighter colour then just paint a second coat of Interference Metallic and the colour will lighten significantly.
Prepare and prime surfaces as per normal acrylic paint.
Paint these paints with brush, roller, airless spray or good air-spray equipment.as you would paint with other metallic paints.
- Paint with new, good quality brushes and rollers. Use a brush as little as possible; it is much easier to get a uniform finish using a roller.
- Avoid painting in conditions in which paint will dry very fast. Don't paint in direct sunlight, don't paint hot surfaces and apply a primer or undercoat to absorbent surfaces.
- Always keep a wet edge. To do this you must start in one corner (or edge) and paint without stopping until you reach the other corner of the wall (or other edge of the object).
- If painting a wall move the roller only up and down (not left to right or diagonally) and always finish a roller or brush section with a continuous downward motion from top to bottom. Then start the next section with an overlap and do the same. If painting a horizontal item the same applies but final roller or brush movement should always be in the same direction.
- Have a second person do the cutting-in along the ceiling and floor. He must stay just ahead of the painter with the roller who must roll over as much of the cut-in section as possible soon after it has been applied. Only about 20mm of brush cut in area should not be rolled over.
- Rolling or brushing over paint that has already started to dry will mess up the pigment alignment so don't do this. If a section is not painted well it has to receive a second coat once the first coat is fully dry.
The above are the same guidelines as for painting with our Metallic Paints. There is an attachment on this page and in the Technical page of the website called "How to paint with Metallic Paints".
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