Basecoat for candy paint
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Candy paint is the result of a coloured topcoat applied over a metallic background. The colour of the background must be light and be able to reflect the light through that coloured topcoat.
See the variety of possible combinations in our PDF colour chart >>
Aluminium metallic paint is usually used for the background. It’s an effective paint, with good coverage and reflective properties.
For this we recommend the BC1 BRIGHT ALUMINIUM paint or BC2 COARSE ALUMINIUM (more glitter)
OTHERS UNDERCOATS: (see PDF colour chart)
Pearl undercoats also reflect the light, however they have the disadvantage of being necessarily applied over a white or black background depending on the hue, as they have low coverage performance.
The Diamond pearl (BC3 to BC6) have a wonderful glitter.
BC4 shade is necessarily put over a white background (paint or primer). All the other shades will be over a black one.
The other pearls (Artic, Red copper, Ice white, Red iron BC7 à BC12) are fine and elegant.
Among these pearl undercoats, some of them will have darker colours : e.g. Red copper, bronze....They allow to obtain the final colour you wish by suing less candy coats.
Only BC10 and Icy white shades must be applied over a white background (paint or primer), and all the other ones on a black background.
Technical data sheet
Type of product: 1K Basecoat/Solvent-based paint, mono-component
Theorical coverage :3.5 sqm / L
Mix : Ready to us
Settings: Nozzle size: 1 to 1.2 . Pressure : 2-3 bars
Application : Consecutive thin passes, until complete and regular coverage. Apply directly after the Candy topcoat
Touch dry : 5 to15mn.
Maximum interval for topcoating or covering up: 30 minutes.
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How to choose the right undercoat for Ultra Dark and Deep Red Candy?
Use our PANTHER BLACK PEARL undercoat. This exceptional metallic paint is made of anthracite grey pearl. There is no addition of hue, which will allow a maximum glittering under any Candy topcoat, while providing an ultra dark shade. The paint creates a black Candy, with just 2 or 3 candy coats.
The different Stardust undercoats:
The undercoat produces the reflective effect of the light, which goes in and out the coloured topcoat. It has an influence on the final colour, but especially on its type of grain:
The STARDUST® Candy range includes 61 pearl and metallic undercoats, which can be found in the pearl paints or metallic paints Categories.
Find the PDF list at the bottom of the page.
BC1 BRIGHT ALUMINIUM:
Made from pure aluminum, this paint provides good coverage, and is effective and easy to use. The most used and the most recommended.
BC2 COARSE ALUMINIUM:
identical to BC1, but particle size is 30% bigger.
BC3 BRIGHT SILVER:
made from sparkling pearl.
BC4 WHITE DIAMOND, BC5 GOLD DIAMOND, BC6 JADE BRUT, BC7 BLUE DIAMOND:
made from white, gold, green or blue ultra-iridescent Diamond pearls, for a strong scintillating effect.
BC8 WHITE SATIN, BC9 SILVER PEARL, BC10 BLUE PEARL:
Ultra-fine pearl paints for an elegant "silky" glitter effect and light classic Candy hues.
BC11-FINE GOLD, BC12 COPPER:
pearl paint for a fine and elegant scintillating effect. They are well suited to warm Candy shades like Candy red, bringing a base colour already coloured.
BC13 MICRO SILVER FLAKES:
Flake-based paint Metal Flakes
BC60 HYPER ALUMINIUM 5 µm:
the finest metallic paint in the world.
BC24 PANTHER BLACK PEARL:
iridescent and pearl anthracite paint, which makes it possible to paint ultra dark and deep colours.
"The new white and silver pearl undercoats
BC8 and BC9 paints are not metallic paints. They are made up of very special, hexagonal-shaped pearls.
These pearl undercoat paints are more covering, ultra fine, and give an unrivalled satiny effect. They create a texture and a finish much more subtle than the classic aluminum paints."