Create the warm, auburn patina of naturally aged copper with Rust-Oleum American Accents Antique Copper Kit. This all-in-one kit contains everything you need to easily simulate coppers natural weathering and tarnish.
Rust-Oleum American Accents base coat spray provides a durable metallic finish for use on interior/exterior metal, wood, plaster, masonry, wicker and unglazed ceramic surfaces. The base coat sprays dry to a smooth satin finish. Not for use on galvanized metal. The antique topcoat is designed to add antique quality to bare wood and previously painted wood, as well as metal, plaster, masonry and unglazed ceramics. It is suitable for interior use or for use in a covered outdoor location. This easy 2-step process does not require priming.
Features of the Antique Spray
How to Use American Antique Spray kit
Appropriate Conditions to Use
Use outdoors or in a well ventilated area such as an open garage. Use when temperatures are between 50-90ºF (10-32ÂºC) and humidity is below 65% to ensure proper drying. Do not apply to surfaces, when heated, exceed 200ÂºF (93ºC). Avoid spraying in very windy and dusty conditions. Cover surrounding area to protect from spray mist.
Prepare Your Surface for Best Result
Remove all dirt, grease, oil, salt and chemical contaminants by washing the surface with soap and water, or other suitable cleaning method. Rinse with fresh water and allow to thoroughly dry. Remove loose paint and rust with a wire brush or sandpaper. Lightly sand glossy surfaces.
Base Coat: Shake can vigorously for one minute after the mixing ball begins to rattle. If mixing ball fails to rattle DO NOT STRIKE CAN. Contact Rust-Oleum. Shake often during use. Hold can upright 10-14â€ from surface and spray in a steady back-and-forth motion, slightly overlapping each stroke. Keep the can the same distance from the surface and in motion while spraying. Apply a light coat followed by a heavier wet coat for the best appearance. Do not use near open flame. The base coat dries in 30 minutes. Once the base coat has dried, gently rub the metallic base with the abrasive pad to promote adhesion between coats.
Top Coat: Before applying the antique topcoat, dampen paper towels or lint-free rags with fresh water and set aside. Stir the topcoat thoroughly to ensure any settled pigment is re-dispersed. Working in small areas (6â€x6â€), use the sponge brush to wipe on the antique coating. Be sure to apply in all crevices and grooves. Do not apply too heavily to avoid drips. Immediately with the water towel or rags, begin to quickly wipe off the topcoat without removing from the crevices. Use a blotting motion to remove excess topcoat pooled in the crevices and grooves. The towel will not remove much antique coating as it absorbs excess quickly as the towel becomes saturated. Change towels frequently and allow the topcoat to collect in the crevices to enhance the antique effect. Extend the blotting beyond the painted area by about 1 inch to feather the edges and avoid striping. Once the desired look has been achieved, proceed to the next area and repeat the process.
Properties of American Accents Antique Copper Spray Kit
|Propertites||Base Coat Spray||Acrylic Top Coat|
|Weight||312 Grams||236 ml|
|Resin Type||Modified Alkyd||Water-based Acrylic|
|Pigment Type||Varies with color||Calcium Carbonate|
|Solvents||Acetone, Naphtha, Xylene||Water, Glycol Ethers|
|Recommended Dry Film
Thickness (DFT) per Coat
|1.0-2.0 mils (25-50Âµ)||1.0-2.0 mils (25-50Âµ)|
|Practical Coverage at
(assumes 15% material loss)
|10-12 sq.ft./can||14-32 sq.ft. per 8 oz. can|
|Dry Times at 70-80Â°F
(21-27Â°C) and 50%
|20 minutes to touch.
Recoat with in 1 hour or after 24
|20 minutes to touch.
Recoat after 1 hour
|Dry Heat Resistance||200Â°F (93Â°C)||NA|
|Shelf Life||5 Years|
|Flash Point||-156ÂºF (-104ÂºC)||>200ÂºF (93ÂºC)|
|Safety Information||For additional information, see MSDS|
|For Technical Data Sheet||Click here|