These two types of products have a similar finish, although they have small differences. Both imitate the look of a metal, although they do it differently. The range of metallic colors consists of paint with a high content of metallic pigments which produce a metallic effect is achieved, whereas the chrome paint achieves its final result thanks to its LEAFING effect. This effect mimics a chrome finish, since the leafing pigments “float” on the surface aligning and generating the effect. When applying one of these two products, take into account that:
- The metallic paint is suitable for outdoor application and you can varnish it if necessary. The application of the varnish won’t affect the final result.
- The chrome paint isn’t suitable for outdoor application. It won’t withstand contact and can’t be varnished. Any of these three conditions will alter the arrangement of the pigments on the surface, leaving you with a matt finish without the brightness of the original chrome effect.
The coverage of the paint depends on the color you use, owing to the pigment of that color. You’ll need to apply more or fewer layers depending on the color you choose and its opacity (coverage capacity). On the labels of the MTN 94, HARDCORE and WATER BASED ranges you’ll find some explanatory graphics about their opacity.
The resistance to UV rays tells you how long a color / product can withstand daylight without fading.
-All our products pass quality controls on their resistance to UV rays.
-On the labels of the MTN 94, HARDCORE and WATER BASED ranges, you’ll find graphics explaining the resistance they have to the sun.
The coverage in square meters of the products is detailed in the technical sheets of each one, which are on the product page of the website and in the documentation section:
Coverage may vary depending on different factors such as:
- The type of cap you use. Each product comes with the ideal nozzle to use it, although you can change it according to your needs or taste. This change can cause the spray to spray more/less paint, modifying the coverage of the spray.
- The thickness of paint you apply. If you apply thick layers, it means applying more paint than necessary on some parts of the surface. This will reduce the surface area you can cover.
- The distance you spray from. If you apply the paint very close to the surface, you’ll use more paint than necessary and the layer of paint will be thick. If you apply the paint from too far away, the paint won’t reach the surface and will be wasted, making the yield much lower. It’s important to apply the paint from the distance indicated in the product data sheet. Usually, the right distance is 20-25 cm.
Depending what you want to paint – either an object or an artistic painting – you can choose several different types of cap that will help you paint in the best way. Most MTN products are compatible with any of the nozzles mentioned here.
FINE STROKE: To paint small objects with a lot of control over the flow of paint.
SKINNY CREAM CAP, POCKET CAP, SUPER SKINNY CAP, PRO CAP.
MEDIUM STROKE: Ideal for painting defined lines and painting small objects.
UNIVERSAL CAP, SOFT CAP, LEGO CAP, HARDCORE MEDIUM CAP.
WIDE STROKE: Ideal for painting wide lines or covering large surfaces quickly. Also useful for blending colors.
NY FAT CAP, SUPER FAT CAP, FAT PINK CAP, POCKET FAT CAP.
VERY WIDE STROKE: Ideal for covering large surfaces and blending colors.
ASTRO FAT CAP, HARDCORE FAT CAP, MAD MAXXX CAP (only compatible with MAD MAXXX).
TRANSVERSAL STROKE: Beveled stroke diffusers.
TRANSVERSAL VARNISH CAP, TRANSVERSAL FAT CAP, TRANSVERSAL CAP.
OTHERS: Nozzles that spray paint, transferring to another container so you can apply it with a brush.
NEEDLE CAP, TRANSFER CAP.
Changing the type of nozzle can change the performance of the aerosol.
Most of our products can be used on any surface. Even so, it’s always a good idea to follow a previous process of surface preparation:
- Remove any dust, grease and rust.
- Use right primer for the material we will paint.
- Shake the spray for a minute after hearing the sound of the ball inside.
- Before applying the paint on the final surface, test the flow on a test surface to make sure that it’s well mixed and test the pressure of the aerosol.
- Apply the paint at a distance of about 20 cm.
- It’s always better to apply three thin layers than a thick one.
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