From Resene What's new, Nov 2019
When we asked the Resene Technical team to create a coating that is designed to rust, it’s probably not surprising that they double and triple checked whether we wanted to stop rusting or actually create the rusting effect.
Over the years, we have seen the Resene FX special effects range grow in range and application as decorators are looking for something new and different to try out to make their homes and projects as individual as they are.
Traditionally effects finishes were quite structured and formal – think rag rolling and marbling. Of late, effects finishes have tended to become more organic and freehand style, more of an anything goes approach.
From metallic to pearl shimmer, magnetic to crackle, blackboard to chalkboard, fluoro to glow-in-the-dark and now to rust, the only limit is your imagination.
Resene FX Faux Rust Effect is a waterborne coating used to create a rust style effect on exterior and interior surfaces. Once applied, it looks like rust, a look that will continue to develop as the coating ages. Leave it as is or protect it with a clear finish of diluted Resene Waterborne Aquapel. It’s best used in non-contact areas.
Always work on a sample area first, applying two coats of Resene FX Faux Rust Effect basecoat then two coats of the Resene FX Faux Rust Effect Activator to set off the rusting effect. The colour intensity and variation of the rust effect depends on the application method. The sooner the activator is applied after the basecoat is tacky, the deeper the rust effect.
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