The Crystalizer creates amazing crystal shaped patterns. The formulation is brand new, more concentrated and more efficient, to obtain easily large crystals effect.
Mix : Product ready to use. Do not thin. Shake well before use.
Product:Waterbased. Respirator and protective gloves required.
Important! To obtain beautiful crystals, it is important to apply him to a hardened surface (basic paint + 5 % hardener, or better: paint of varnished base).
To allow the best propagation of the crystals: we recommend to apply a clearcoat on the metallic-pearl paint, then after drying, to do a light sanding with 500: Indeed, on a very smooth surface, the crystals will form better than on a unvarnished metallic base.
1/ First, apply a solvent based silver aluminium basecoat (see our Metallic Paints section). Let dry and scuff thoroughly with a scotch brite.
2/ Apply the crystalizer, with the special hand sprayer (included). The substrate must be completly covered with a thick and wet coat. Get rid of the excess by inclining the surface and immediatly store your painted object in a hot room (30°C at least). Crystals patterns will appear during evaporation.
3/ After complete drying and crystalisation: Apply a thin layer of black paint, just enough to cover up everything. Then once it's fully dry (5min), wipe off very gently with a sponge to uncover and reveal the crystal effect.
4/ Clearcoat within 20minutes. We recommend the application of a CANDY to tint the crystals and add more depth and texture ! (Find our Candy clearcoat in the CANDY section)
Apply 2 to 4 coats of candy clearcoat
Coverage : 1L / 5 sqm
Advices on spray application : To avoid drips onto the paint surface, and to provide a uniform wet film: -Rinse surface well with water and a Scotch-Brite sponge -Do not apply to hot surface -Apply two or three consecutive thin passes, rather than simply one thick coat If you get drips or poorly crystallized paint , rinse with warm water and start over