Metal veneer rust

Metal Veneer Rust

Metal Veneer | Rust will be a stand-out feature of the September Home Show in Auckland

We are saying thank goodness for Metal Veneer | Rust at Metalier this week.  The Home Show begins next Wednesday and we were asked today, Friday, to produce 14 sq m of rust for a stand which is to be built on Monday.  It’s fortunate that we don’t take our weekends too seriously – or that we have them on other days.

Water-based Metal Veneer Rust saves the show

Fortunately Metal Veneer Rust is one of the fastest turn-around finishes we do at Metalier.  And it is the water-based version of Metalier Coatings that has made this all possible.  And, we repeat, water-based finishes are available exclusively from Metalier.  You see, water-based coatings cure in 2 hours or so.  Our Metalier patinas “take” more quickly on the water-based coatings.  The iron even starts to rust as it’s being applied and before it’s cured.  Logical when you think of it as the iron is in a water-based binder.  There are many occasions when we say “Praise be to the water-based” and this is one of them!

Here’s the weekend’s programme for Metal Veneer Rust

Saturday morning spray and wait two hours for the metal to cure.  Sand the metal to expose it and patina it by 12 noon.  Allow the rust to develop through the afternoon and overnight - we won’t be watching it, although it is a lot of fun seeing the rust develop – and “No.  It is not the same as watching paint dry!”  Sunday morning – add more patina if required, let it do its thing for a couple of hours, then neutralize it and clear coat it with Metalier Nano Clear Coat, which can also be found in the Halo Surfaces range.  Now did you know that?

Metalier is proud to be associated with Intellisys & Ginn Lighting Design  – specialists in home automation and Lighting

Come and see what Intellysis and Metalier can do in the Designer Living Pavilion Hall 9 Stand  ALS10 at the Home Show from 10th- 14th September.  You’ll also see our favourite bronze lady carrying some flowers at DesignworX stand.

We survive on excitement and energy and this week has had it in full measure.  Looks like next week is shaping up to be the same!  We’re never too busy, however, to talk to you or reply to emails so contact us whenever and as soon as so we can get talking about what we’ll all do next.


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Liquid metal globe; Metalier distributors

Become a Metalier Distributor

Becoming a Metalier distributor will give you training, support, confidence and the opportunity to create your own great business.

The world is a big place and we’re thrilled to receive correspondence from Jamaica, Botswana, Korea as well as UK, USA, France and Italy.  We’re getting a great take-up of distributors.  Our latest is from Ekaterinburg in the Russian Federation (you look at your atlas – we had to!)  But we are talking to lots of people all the time so if you’re thinking you might join us –  don’t delay!

So why become a Metalier distributor?

First: Unlike some companies, as a Metalier distrtibutor, you pay no licence fees and no royalties.

Second:  All you pay for is product and for that you receive unlimited technical support for as long as you need it – we would say 24/7 – except that we need to do a bit of sleeping – and we do occasionally get away to lie on the beach or get in a spot of skiing, depending on the season.  Apart from that though we’re here for our distributors.

Third:   Our training is modestly priced and can be free.  You have to get to beautiful New Zealand (or the UK, or the USA)  and sometimes, if you’re very nice to us, we’ll come to you.   And Metalier training is a roller-coaster of a learning experience.  Who, but us, would have thought of metal lace?

Fourth:  We reply promptly to emails and queries.  If you haven’t heard from us in 48 hours check that we’ve received your mail.  40% of emails go missing we’re told.

Fifth: Our pricing is keen.  We’re told we’re significantly cheaper than anything else on the market.  We like that and that’s where we want to be.

Sixth:  We give you free market collateralbrochures you can copy, pictures you can use, stories you can share.  And we’ll even come to be part of your trade show stand.

Seventh:  We are the leading company marketing water-based and flexible options.  You have three resin options as a Metalier distributor – solvent high performance, water-based and flexible.

Eighth:  Accessory products.  Again we are the only company with our own clear coat, patinas, waxes and polishes and thickeners.

So if you think this is you and you’d like to know some more – contact us here.  We have training and distribution opportunities in the UK and the USA. Our hub in the UK is looking for companies in Europe to be distributors to their own countries and our hub in the USA is looking for applicators throughout North America.

One of the things that's really important to us is that all the members of our international team are valued, their work is appreciated and they have fun being creative and crossing new boundaries.


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Metalier liquid metal brass walls: The Sugar Club, Auckland Sky Tower; international manufacturer

Welcome to Metalier’s new website and Blog

Metalier’s new website has been born of a number of different drivers.

Metalier is now an international company

The first reason for Metalier’s new website is that we’ve changed our principal URL from to

This reflects our growth from a New Zealand company with ambitions, hopes and dreams AND an awesome product into a truly international manufacturer with distributors in lots of places – the obvious and the more exotic.  We still have an awesome product! That much hasn’t changed – except to get better and better.  Don’t worry – the old URL will go on for ever.  And we are just the same Kiwi blokes with a passion for metal and great design.

Black on white is easier to read

Black is very cool and when we posted our website back in 2008 we sacrificed legibility for coolness.

Now we figure that we’ve done so much cool work and have our metal coatings in so many cool places that we can let them speak for themselves. The fine dining room at The Sugar Club is the epitome of elegance and cool in Metalier’s polished brass.

And on Metalier’s new website, we want to tell you so many new things and equip you with more resources – downloadable SDS (or MSDS in America), for example – that the least we could do is make it easier for you to read.

Metalier’s new website is on a CMS system.

Everything now is so “now” and urgent and frenetic that we just had to have a CMS system so that we can update you regularly and frequently – to answer your questions and be more available and accessible.

So I hope you’ll come back and visit our blog often.  And if there’s a topic that you want us to blog about don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll oblige.

Next week we’ll talk about our distributors in the UK!

We love to hear from you so please contact us soon for samples, to order or to find out more.


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