Purple Metallic Paint
The colour of this paint is a typical purple (not too dark and not too light). Purple is a very popular colour and is absolutely beautiful with a metallic finish. It is manufactured with three pigments including real aluminium.
Pure acrylic metallic paints with glossy finish and metallic lustre. For Interior and Exterior applications.
Perfect for artists, feature walls, cornices, exterior house highlights, kitchen cupboards, doors, pillars, roof domes, plant pots, garden furniture, hotel foyers, movie & theatre sets, arts and crafts and general décor.
Enjoy the environmental and health benefits of using water-based metallic paints.
Water based technology suitable for application by brush & roller, airless spray and air spray equipment.
Hard, durable, stain resistant, easy to clean finish.
(If you want to apply Metallic Paints directly to surfaces that normal paints won't adhere to then please see our Super Adhesion Metallic Paints. Our Super Adhesion Metallic Paints can be applied directly to a wide range of surfaces including plastics, resins, metals and wall tiles.)
Comparing Purple to Violet
While it is easy to think of both purple and violet as lying between red and blue, technically the two colours are very different.
- From an appearance perspective violet is less red and is usually darker than purple.
- From a technical perspective the human eye sees violet as a single wavelength of light (which is why violet is one of the 7 colours of a rainbow). True violet can never be made by mixing blue and red as the human eye will then see a mixture of two wavelengths of light and not the violet wavelength of light. Purple is more red than violet and the human eye can only see purple as a mixture of red and blue wavelengths. Purple is therefore always created as some mixture of blue and red.
What you need to know about application
If Painting feature walls, large surfaces, very smooth surfaces or spraying our Metallic Paints then it is essential you read our document, "How to Paint with Metallic Paints". These paints cannot be used in the same way that normal paints are used so some knowledge is necessary and even practice is recommended. You can download this document from this web page, from the Technical section of this website or we can email it to you.
- Keep a wet edge (critical for large surfaces).
- Dilute the paint a little if required (important for very smooth surfaces and for very large surfaces when conditions are prone to give fast drying).
- Use correct roller movements (when painting a wall move the roller only up and down).
- Use excellent quality rollers.
Always start on one side or corner (not in the middle) and keep a wet edge. To assist keeping a wet edge do not paint in conditions that speed up paint drying. Don't paint in direct sunlight or in a breeze and apply primer or undercoat to porous surfaces to avoid absorption. When painting large surfaces such as walls, a second painter is necessary to do the cutting-in and the person with the roller must go over as much of the cut-in area as possible while it is still wet.
For very smooth surfaces you can dilute the paint with 5-7% water (50-70ml water added and mixed into 1 litre paint). This will reduce brush marks but may make it necessary to apply an extra coat.
Roller movements should be up and down or left to right but not both and not diagonal or haphazard. A second painter is also useful to assist moving the ladder so that the next area can be painted before the pervious area dries too much. The final roller motion in each painted area should always be in the same direction e.g. down.
Sticky rollers may cause slippage. Off-balance rollers will leave the appearance of barring in the dry paint. Use new good quality rollers and soft brushes.
The important points when spraying are the following:
- Dilute the paint to increase its flow.
- Remove the in-line spay gun filter if necessary.
- Use the correct spray gun nozzle size.
For air-spaying the paint can be diluted with 14% water (140ml water per 1 litre of paint). Our Acrylic Spray Medium is perfect for spay applications that require paint with a very high flow. This Medium dramatically thins the paint for spraying without any detrimental effects.
Spray guns that connect to a compressor and operate at high pressure (e.g. 5 bar): If you dilute the paint with 14% water or Acrylic Spray Medium and use a nozzle with about 1.8mm dimeter then you should be successful.
Spay guns that have their own air generation unit built in usually operate at low pressure (e.g. 0.1-0.2 bar): They may not work with these paints but read our document "How to Paint with Metallic Paints".
Appearance can be influenced by the light
The appearance of metallic paints can change as the viewing angle changes and as lighting changes.