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Metallic Paint

Q: I painted my walls but they do not look even or the finish has bubbles. What is wrong?
A: Usually the main reasons for a finish not looking even are:
- The user did not use our Metallic Extender.
- They used the wrong size or type of roller.
- They rolled the metallic paint like regular latex wall paint.

When rolling a large area, you must add our Metallic Extender to the metallic paint in a ratio of 473ml of Metallic Extender to a 3.78L of metallic paint or 118ml to a 946ml. When painting without the Metallic Extender, the metallic paint will dry very quickly, which can lead you to an uneven finish and lap marks.

We recommend using our Metallic Paint Roller when applying the Metallic Paint Collection™. When rolling with our roller, you will create a texture with small bubbles that can be smoothed with continued rolling and back rolling. When our roller is not available you will need to use a roller cover with a ½” nap. Using a lower nap can result in the flattening of the metallic particles and a dulling of the paint finish. Also, do not use foam rollers as this will create many bubbles and leave a messy look.

When rolling with our Metallic Paint Collection™, do not roll in the traditional way of creating a “V” or a “W” as this will change the direction of the metallic particles giving you a very uneven look in your finish. You do need to roll up and down and back roll the entire wall either from floor to ceiling or ceiling to floor. This keeps the metallic paint looking uniform.
Q: Can I use water instead of Extender for Rolling?
A: You do not want to replace our Extender for Rolling for metallic paint with water when rolling. Once you add water to the paint you will shorten the drying time even more than it already is. You will only want to use water when diluting the paint for a sprayed application.
Q: Why can’t I use my airless or turbine spray rig to apply your paint?
A: When spraying our Metallic Paints through an airless rig the metallic particles will be destroyed when the paint is atomized. The results are a tone of color and not a true metallic finish. When spraying with a turbine rig there is not enough air pressure created to push the metallic paint. This can result in a spitting of the paint and a severe dulling of the metallic finish.
Q: Do I need to use Modern Masters Metallic Topcoat on top of my metallic finish?
A: We recommend using Modern Masters Metallic Topcoat on exterior applications or on interior applications that are in high traffic areas. Metallic Topcoat is formulated to maintain the metallic value of the Metallic Paints. The use of other clear coats could result in the dulling of the finish.
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