How to Apply LIQMET Metal Coatings


 

There are a number of ways to apply LIQMET metal coatings. You can use:

  • a brush,

  • a roller,

  • a spatula,

  • a spray gun,

    You can also apply it in your own way.

Since our metal coatings are supplied in a ready-to-use condition, it will not take long to mix parts A and B together. This leaves you free to concentrate on the finishes and textures that you want to create. If you don’t know what LIQMET metal coating system is, please click here.

How to Apply a Spray Viscosity?

You don’t need to apply a spray viscosity only with a spray gun. It’s worth trying different tools to find a quick, easy and probably unique way to apply the liquid metal. Because our coatings don’t have a toxic smell, they’re pleasant to work with.

The spray viscosity can be applied with a very thin layer, which is very cost-effective. But be careful: dramatically reducing the thickness will not allow you to sand the dry surface without cutting through.

The spray viscosity is also good for application on to moulds using a spray gun or even a brush. It guarantees that you won’t miss any spots. The best results when using a spray gun and the spray viscosity can be achieved on human-face sculptures. The adhesive property of liquid metal and its ability to hold on to vertical surfaces (thixotropic) are very good. It covers inverted surfaces without licking even if the metals are heavy.  

How to Apply a Brush Viscosity?

LIQMET’s brush viscosity is a very thick material, similar in texture to mashed potato. It allows unlimited thickness of 1-10 cm or more. Moreover, there are no settling (dimension changes) and cracks when the surface dries. If you’re wondering how to reduce the amount of material for the application for cost-effective purposes, you should consider using a spatula, which will allow you to spread the material with a coverage reduced to 500 gr per sqm. But the final result will look like a solid cast surface with a cold touch.

One other important thing:

All our liquid metals can be mixed together to adjust the colour if you want to create something unique. Also, you can mix liquids together to get the proper viscosity for your project.

Furthermore, during the application, two or more metals in different viscosities can be used at the same time. We show this method during our training session. Learn more about our training.

We have a standard range of decorative coatings, which usually have a temperature range of no more than 100 degrees. However, if the surface reaches more than 100 degrees, we can offer you fire-retardant metal coatings that have similar metal colours. Explore our metals range by clicking here.

If you need more information please give us a call or a drop a message to info@liqmet.com.

Some examples of the application techniques can be found on our YouTube channel.