VeroMetal® is not a metal paint. It is a cold metal composite which can be applied to almost any surface by spraying or applying with a spatula. It is real metal bonded together with a resin.
AVAILABLE PRODUCTS: WATER-BASED AND SOLVENT-BASED BINDER
VeroMetal® products consist of three components; metal powder, binder and hardener or activator.
VeroMetal® for spraying:
Can be applied with standard spray equipment (HVLP). We have a solvent-based product; VeroMetal®, and a water-based version; VeroMetal® Aqua.
VeroMetal® for application with a spatula:
This spatula version of VeroMetal® can be applied with standard spatula tools. As a wall finish or for other objects. VeroMetal® Filler is the solvent-based variant. VeroMetal AquaFill® is water-based. VeroMetal AquaFill® has a long open time.
Differences between water-based and solvent-based products:
The maximum gloss level is slightly higher with solvent-based products compared to water-based products.
The solvent-based VeroMetal® Filler allows you to create thicker 3D textures compared to the VeroMetal AquaFill®.
No, a galvanic process is an electrochemical process. VeroMetal® is a cold-metal composite that can be applied to many different surfaces, including: laminate, melamine, wood, plastic, plaster, fiberglass , lime, pottery, terracotta, cardboard, paper, ceramic, concrete, foam, porcelain, glass, plastic, MDF and metal.
No, powder coating is baked onto a substrate. VeroMetal® is cold sprayed, rolled, applied by hand, or poured. VeroMetal® is not heat cured.
Yes, when the correct substrate is used and VeroMetal® is applied correctly. Both of our variants; the solvent-based and the water-based products have been tested for indoor and outdoor applications.
VeroMetal® can be applied by spraying, with a spatula or rolling. If the surface needs to be really tight and smooth, it needs to be sprayed. After drying, the surface must be sanded. This opens the top layer and reveals the real metal. After that, the metal surface can be further treated to any end result that one has in mind. This is done by sanding, polishing, aging with a patina, and possibly protecting the result with a clear coat or wax.
After application, VeroMetal® must dry for 16 hours at a temperature of 20°C/68°F. After which, the sanding process can start.
The drying process is accelerated by increasing the temperature. A drying temperature of 60°C/140°F reduces the drying time to 2 hours.
VeroMetal AquaFill® can be applied one after the other, in several thin layers, after a short drying time. There should be 12 hours of drying time between sanding and the last coat before sanding at a temperature of 20°C/68°F.
That’s correct, processing VeroMetal® is a cold process.
A VeroMetal® surface is real metal. Metal surfaces react to the environment. This natural aging process can be prevented by applying a protective lacquer or wax to the surface.
Thick 3D textures can be created with the spatula filler – and has virtually no limit.
With VeroMetal AquaFill® , a layer thickness can be built up by means of several layers.
0.8 Kg/m2 – 1.5 Kg/m2, depending on the experience of the technician, the type of substrate and the shape of the object.
Yes, VeroMetal® can be applied to flexible surfaces. The advice is to test whether the degree of flexibility is sufficient by first making a test piece.
No, VeroMetal® does not conduct electricity.
In addition to the standard metals such as copper, bronze, brass and iron, there are many other metals in the range. There are also several variants of some metals, for example: white bronze, bronze, aged bronze and middle aged bronze. The difference is in the composition of metal powder.