- Model NO.: metallic pigments
- Appearance: Powder
- Type: Natural
- Style: Metallic Colour Pigment
- Toxicity: Nontoxicity
- Odor: Odorless
- CAS Number: 12001-26-2,1309-37-1
- Transport Package: 25 Kgs Per Drum, 450 Kgs Per Pallet
- Origin: China
- Colour: Metallic
- Usage: Flooring
- Composition: Mica + Iron Oxide
- Particle Size: 5-100um
- Stability: Stable
- pH: 6.0-9.0
- Trademark: KOLORTEK
- Specification: SGS, FDA
- HS Code: 32064900
What is Metallic Pigment?
Metallic Pigments are special effect pigments composed of mica nano-particles coated with various inorganic pigments to create pearlescent and iridescent effects that mimic the natural look of stone and rock formations. These unique pigments are designed to be field blended with a 100% solids clear epoxy binder. When the metallic particles are mixed with epoxy they give the coating a shine that reflects light and creates and eye-catching dramatic color.
Advantages of Metallic Pigments
Natural stone appearance
Extremely durable coating
Easy field blending & installation
Multi-dimensional color hues
Suitable for many environments
Stylish, unique design
Low maintenance system
Economical & cost-effective
Flooring artisan friendly
Metallic Pigment Custom Blending & Sizing
The application instructions are intended to provide guidelines for installation of the Metallic Pigments. There are no set rules for applying these pigments, as they are merely a creative component to the overall system. The basic steps for a successful flooring installation with Metallic Pigments are as follows:
Step 1: Surface Preparation
The surface preparation method is dependent upon the existing condition of the substrate and the guildines from the manufacturer of the primer/basecoat you apply. In general, however, surface profiling should be achieved using a floor grinder machine, such as a diamond grinder or shot-blaster, which is designed for such preparation.
Step 2: Primer / Basecoat
An opaque pigmented primer/basecoat must be applied to serve as a canvas for the translucent metallic coat. It is important to note that the color of the basecoat will influence the overall appearance of the floor since the metallic coat is translucent. For example, a white or light basecoat will create a lighter final appearance than a black or darker basecoat, which will darken the metallic look.
Step 3: Metallic Color Pigments Coat
Once the primer is dry the metallic pigment coat can be applied. The Metallic Pigments packs are designed to be added to either 1, 2, 3 or 4 gallons of 100% solids epoxy coating, depending on the kit size. The recommended application rate is 80-100 square feet per gallon. This thickness will ensure the Metallic Pigments work their magic. Once the epoxy is applied, the pigments start to move and create their patina.
Application is best achieved using using a 1/4" notched squeegee to ensure the product evenly coats the substrate. After the coating is evenly spread over the surface, backroll with a lint-free roller cover to ensure even coverage. Once the coating evenly covers the substrate it is time to freely swirl the roller in a random figure-eight motion to mimic the look of natural stone or rock formaitons. At this point, denatured alcohol may also be spritzed randomly over the surface to create other unique metallic effects.
Step 4: Clear Topcoat(s)
For enhanced durability, smooth texture and/or a semi-gloss or matte finish, the dried Metallic Color Pigments coating surface can be lightly screened or sanded and a clear topcoat may be applied.