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The use of a base color beneath the Magic Metallic, the length of time the product is allowed to process before it is neutralized or dried and the temperature and humidity can can influence the final surface .

Sealing the inside of porous craft surfaces will prevent continued oxidation. For example, ceramic bisque is porous and water can seep through the inside to affect the metal on the outside.

Apply metal colors with a soft brush, sponge or rag.


It is a good idea to dedicate a brush for the applications of the metals as metals residue could contaminate other products.

Two coats of the Metallics are needed for adequate coverage. The first coat should be dry before the second coat is applied. While the second coat of metal is still damp or tacky the Patinas are applied. (The Dark Bronze, however, can be completely dry and still react to the Patinas.) Steel requires heavy coats for good rusting to take place, so an extra “padding” of color is suggested.

Steel will react with the Rapid Rust or Green Patina.

Applying one coat of Steel over another metallic and applying the Patina creates a two-tone effect of colors.

The Patinas may be applied with a brush, sponge or by spraying using the spritzer nozzle. The spritzer nozzle fits easily onto the Patina bottles. A little goes a long way! More can always be added later.

Patina and Rust oxidizing mediums are almost clear in appearance. Patina can be applied to the same piece at the same time.

Create designs by applying the patinas using brush strokes.

Once the Patina or Rapid Rust has oxidized on the metal, a sealer is applied to stop the process. Sometimes it’s better to stop the process before it goes to the extreme oxidation or rusting of the metals.

Several areas may be completed independently of each other to create separate areas on the same piece. Different areas can be added over other sealed areas of metals to create multiple layers of oxidation and colors.

If too much Patin has developed, it can be removed slightly using a clean soft cloth or a dampened green grit pad to remove some of the Patina.

An antique effect can be achieved by taking a dry cloth and remove some of the Patina on the highlights on the piece.

Patina or Rapid Rust will oxidize metal objects, such as metal shelving or tables. Use care when spraying.

All products are water-soluble and water clean up. Use AC-525 Brush Cleaner and water to clean all brushes.

Use a soft hair brush for the application of the sealer. Apply 3-4 thin coats of Sealer.

Patina will also work on any ferrous metals. Idea: fill a clean stamp pad with a patina and use rubber stamps to print onto thin copper sheeting. The stamp design will remain as a patina pattern.

If working on glass, apply MM-502 Matte Sealer before applying a metal paint.  The sealer serves to tack-up the glass and improves adhesion.

Magic Metallics by Mayco

Magic Metallics by Mayco


Magic Metallics™ can be applied to almost any paintable surface: glass, wood, fabric, Styrofoam, paper, ceramic, etc. Magic Metallics™ is NOT a faux painting process but an actual layering of metal particles.

Magic Metallics™ Patina and Rapid Rust act to oxidize Magic Metallic metal acrylics. Copper, Gold and Dark Bronze will develop a patina stain when treated with MM-202 Green Patina. Steel will rust when treated with MM-305 Rapid Rust.