Faux finish Metals, Patina and Rusted
Botanics Copper, Brass and Bronze powders are used to create a faux metal finishes. Our powder is a real metal ground to a fine dust. Simply brush over our copper metallic paint or even our Liquid Carbon so it adheres and spray with our Patina spray and watch the colour change to the areas the powder is sitting.
Different metal powders will oxidise to different colours.
**Patina Spray is required to activate the Metal powders
Patina spray is required to oxidise the metal powders.
Liquid verdigris is a paint type verdigris, not an oxidising verdigris like patina spray.
You will require both products to produce your "rusted" finish.
Please choose both products from the drop down menu.
Our Rusted system is a 3 part system. A cast iron paint to recreate the look of cast iron(step 1),
Aactivator to create rust (step 2)
A sealant to stop your piece from rusting further (Flat sealer)
To create a rusted effect, you require Step 1 and Step 2. Sealing your piece is optional, and really does depend if you would like to stop the rusting process. Keep in mind you are creating 'real" rust and as such it is best to seal your item if it will be an inside piece or if it is in the weather consider rust stains.
STEP 1: Stir contents well before and during use. Apply two coats with a roller or brush. (You can use our Liquid Carbon underneath as an undercoat if you are wanting 100% full black coverage).
allowing 4–6 hours drying time between coats. When second coat is just touch-dry, proceed to Step 2.
STEP 2: Stir contents well before and during use. Apply one coat of Rusted Activator . After thirty minutes spray water over surface, but do not over-spray. Keep the surface moist for a minimum of two hours. You may continue to spray water until satisfied with the effect, for up to four days. Once the desired finish is achieved and is completely dry, apply one coat of STEP 3 (flat sealer) to prevent further oxidation effects.
Approximate coverage rate:
Rusted cast iron paint(step 1) - 3-4 square metres per litre
Rusted Activator(step 2) - 9-10 metres per litre
Rusted Sealer(step 3) -: 6–10 square metres per litre, depending on application technique and surface roughness.
Safety and Environmental Care
Personal Protection: Wear eye protection and dust mask when spraying, as splashes may cause eye irritation and inhalation of spray mist may cause respiratory irritation.
Keep out of reach of children
Refer to State/Territory Land Waste Management Authority: most authorities permit disposal at approved land waste sites.