A sleek, mirror finish has now become almost equivalent with modernization. As the desire for strong contemporary look skyrockets, so has the demand for chrome paint that helps fulfill this very same purpose. It is an undeniable fact that chrome paint can indeed brighten up your interior or exterior surface, leaving a contemporary appeal that so many among us wish for.
Real chrome can be quite expensive. Fortunately there is a cost-effective alternative that comes in the form of chrome paint. Although relatively cheaper, chrome spray paint can still replicate the luxurious end result that one has come to expect from using real chrome while making the entire painting experience more convenient.
Now, using creative resins chrome spray paints might be easy but there are still certain crucial guidelines one must abide by. Doing so will not only help you get the professional result you want but also make sure your surface gains the desired silver shine you can be proud of.
However, before we can guide you to use chrome paint efficiently, we understand there is still confusion around which items one can use chrome paint on. This is a legitimate doubt, and one of the main reasons why some can be hesitant to use chrome paint in the first place. You simply do not know whether your item will look great or horrible with chrome on it.
So we believe it would be a good idea to first inform you of all the items that will look massively better with a touch of chrome.
Items You Can Use Chrome Paint On
1 – Glass
Spraying antique mirror has never been so easy you can add special effects of colour within the glass itself, or you can add designs to the glass that will make it stand out. It is great to use in decorative settings adding that touch of class, its perfect for bars, restaurants or on table tops.
2 – Plastic
This process is the first step towards achieving high quality chrome on to plastic products allowing you to chrome virtually any plastic substrates such as acrylic, ABS and Polycarbonate for example. It’s also great for classic Car parts.
3 – Ceramics
A house gets most of its style and aesthetic appeal from the furniture that populates its every corner. So, if a modern, metallic look is what you are going for, then it would be a great idea to start with your furniture.
A Guide to Use Chrome Paint
Now that you are well aware of the items that can look considerably better with chrome, let’s walk you through the step-by-step process of using chrome paint appropriately.
1 – Clean the Surface
This is a no-brainer, and is a universally applicable principal when applying paint on any surface, clean it thoroughly. Use a clean cloth to gently scrub off all the dirt you find on the surface. Using a microfiber cloth, in particular, can significantly improve your cleaning process by helping you capture every speck of dust and grime found on the surface. The cleaner your surface the better results.
2 – Apply your base coat
The base coat is clear or black depending on what substrate you are spraying and will flow out evenly to give you a perfect finish. It is crucial that the base coat is sprayed evenly. Applying one full wet coat is adequate leaving a high gloss finish. As you get more familiar with the product, you’ll know how much to apply. If you are spraying glass you can skip this step.
3 – Use the Chrome Paint
Once your surface has been appropriately prepared, it’s time to spray it with chrome paint. To use the paint efficiently, we recommend holding the spray gun at least 10 inches away from the targeted surface.
Spray the part with the pre-activator until the water runs/appears smooth with no breaks or beading on surface. Let the product sit for few seconds whilst checking the appearance if breaks or beading occurs reapply until smooth and sheeted. Wash well with distilled water.
Next spray the activator over the entire part, soaking it into every crease and crevice of the parts until it appears smooth with no breaks or beading on the surface. Wash off after 30 seconds with distilled water.
Starting from the bottom and working up, chrome your object or glass with the dual head spray gun. It initially looks black, but as you begin to build the layer, chrome starts to show through.
rinse well with distilled water and use your air gun to dry immediately making sure there is not any water marks or burns. If you are chroming glass all that is left to do is back of your chrome finish with a black protective coat.
Spray our clear topcoat on to your object or add various colour tints if you’re looking for a coloured finish. Spray a rough dust/grip coat and leave for 3/5 mins until it feels dry, then apply a wet coat bringing your chrome to life.
The Bottom Line
You too can expertly paint your desired surface with Creative Resins Chrome it if you follow the above prescribed steps thoroughly. The process is only as complex as you make it out to be. Remember, ultimately the longevity of your painted surface will depend on the quality of paint used in the process.
Creative Resins is home to some of the best chrome paint products available for purchase today. Coming from one of the most reputable paint manufacturers in the industry, you can rest assured knowing you have only used the best products to give your surface the bright, chrome finish it needs.
You can now grab a wide range chrome paint product at unparalleled prices online at our store.