Metalier decorative metal coatings are not a metal paint. They are a cold sprayable metallising process, comprising up to 75% pure metal. Metalier metal coatings are an alternative to chrome plating, foundry metal, metallic paint finishes, plating, vacuum metallising, and other metallising processes.

No, metal plating is an electro-chemical process. Metalier decorative metal coatings are a cold spray metallisation process that can be applied to a variety of surfaces. These include but are not limited to…

  • laminates
  • melamine
  • wood
  • plastic
  • gypsum
  • fiberglass
  • ceramics
  • concrete
  • foam
  • porcelain
  • glass
  • metal
  • paper

No. Powder coating is baked on. Metalier metal coatings do not involve heat and can be sprayed on, rolled on, hand applied or poured on. They may also be cast. Because this is a cold application process there is no heat impact or heat distortion of the substrate.

Metalier solvent decorative metal coatings are particularly suitable for outdoor use when the proper substrate is used and the coating correctly applied. Metalier coatings are extremely durable and are expected to last outdoors for up to 25 years.

Metalier water-based metal coatings can also be used outdoors and are expected to have an outdoor lifespan of up to 15 years. Indoors, of course, their lifespan is similar to Metalier solvent metal coatings.

For some applications only one coat of Metalier metal coatings is required. A second coat is always required with a textured finish to give a good bond, and with a high polish finish to enable the product to have maximum visual depth. Where a second coat is required the undercoat need only contain a minimum quantity of metal so costs are kept low.

The only substances known are waxes, silicone, unsealed Styrofoam, Teflon and some epoxies – and people!

Metalier flexible metal coatings (The Film Series) is unique to Metalier and has been specially created for the film industry, which requires shiny flexible metal coatings. Metalier flexible metal coatings are so flexible that they can be applied to cloth.

No, Metalier metal coatings do not conduct electricity and are non-galvanic.

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