Resene Metallics and special effects

If a finish a little out of the ordinary is called for, Resene Metallics and special effects are the ideal solution to add an extra dimension to a wide range of areas from exterior concrete and steelwork through to interior feature walls, doors, joinery and furniture.

Resene Metallics & Special Effects
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Resene has two metallic finishes:

Resene Imperite I.F. 503 is a spray applied high performance coating. It is more durable than Resene FX Metallic in exterior situations and is preferred especially over new steelwork.

Resene FX Metallic is a waterborne alternative to Resene Imperite I.F. 503 recommended for use over prepared concrete and plaster. Resene FX Metallic is the preferred product for interior work because of its Environmental Choice approval and low VOCs.

Slight variations in colour may occur between Resene FX Metallic and Resene Imperite I.F. 503 due to their inherently different film forming properties.

The metallics range is best applied by spray for a monolithic finish, but may be brushed using a crows foot technique or rolled with good trade practice.

See the Resene Metallics and special effects chart for the current colour collection. Order the latest Resene Metallics and Special Effects colour chart.

Product Data Sheets:


One-Line Specification section 25e/i (metallic effects)

Specifying tips:

In all cases, a standard panel should first be prepared by the applicator and approved by clients/specifiers. This standard should be used to ensure the texture achieved is to the agreed panel.

Resene Limelock (see Data Sheet D809) is a preparatory coating designed to cure and seal cementitious surfaces by retaining moisture necessary to achieve cure and trapping free lime, minimising downtime between the completion of plastering and commencement of painting.

View a physical sample of this product in the Resene Architectural Sample Box - contact your Resene representative to view.


Resene FX Metallic is Environmental Choice approved.

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