Care + Cleaning

MakeItMetal is real metal and should be treated as such. As metal ages it naturally develops its own look. To avoid damaging the metal finish and to protect the natural beauty, please follow the Care and Cleaning Instructions carefully.


  • Without a protective coating these finishes will oxidize and age naturally.
  • Never use harsh cleaners (vim and any abrasive cleaners). These will damage the finish.
  • To avoid water spots, dry all surfaces after each use.
  • Water spots and unwanted patina may be removed by applying a small amount of non-abrasive metal polish with a soft microfiber cloth or gently with extra fine steel wool. Then buff with a soft cloth.


  • These finishes have patina applied to enhance the finish.
  • Never use harsh cleaners (vim and any abrasive cleaners). These will damage the finish.
  • Mineral oil, oil based polish, wax or oil based cleaner may be used to maintain the oil rubbed appearance and minimize spotting. To remove unwanted green (due to moisture) from antique and oil rub finishes use a small amount of non-abrasive metal polish with a soft cloth.
  • Extra fine steel wool along with a small amount of non-abrasive metal polish may be used to remove excess Verdi or to lighten oil rubbed and antique finishes.


  • These finishes have a protective coating that will protect against water spots and natural aging
  • Never use harsh cleaners; these will damage the clear coat.
  • To avoid water spots, dry all surfaces with a soft cloth. For cleaning and added protection a small amount of non-abrasive metal polish may be used as a barrier between clear coat and moisture.

*Please note Windex can be used on all surfaces except Copper


MakeItMetal is almost as simple to use as paint, however, it is not paint and certain rules need to be observed.

Our liquid metals can be applied using brush or standard HVLP (high volume, low-pressure) spray equipment.

They need to be cleaned up afterwards using standard acetone based thinners.

The liquid metal may also be poured or trowelled onto a surface and used for cold metal casting.


After application MakeItMetal will take between one and a half to three hours to dry depending on humidity and room temperature.


MakeItMetal has excellent adhesion properties when used on most surfaces including MDF, Plaster, Plasterboard, Glass, Concrete, Fibreglass, Plastic, Polystyrene, Paper and even Fabric. We advise our customers to experiment with the product for further applications.


When MakeItMetal is dry it will have a matte finish. This is due to oxidization that occurs after contact with the air. Lightly sand the surface to reveal the pure metal. Then polish the surface to the shine you require using standard metal polishing techniques.

Other creative processes can be applied such as acid wash, patina wash, sandblast, wire brush and machined textures. Again, we encourage our customers to experiment with MakeItMetal for all sorts of creative metal applications.


As with any real metal, it must to be sealed to prevent tarnishing (unless a finish that continues to patinate over time is desired). Our metals may be sealed with Ceramic Coating, hard wax oil, or a clear coat lacquer.