Finishing Guide

 

Painting Information

Please note:   Always test your painted finish on the back side of a panel or a cut off piece first

  • Install tin (use gloves to avoid possible fingerprints)
  • Caulk any necessary seams or corner cuts with paintable caulking
  • Prime and paint   (*Our Bright Tin is shipped clean and ready for priming and painting*)
  • Primer and paint can be applied by brush, roller or spray

Please note: Tin can be primed and painted before being installed if you prefer (We recommend doing at least one coat after installation). Fastener heads will require touch-up painting (use a small craft brush)

Examples:
Bonding Primer:

  • “Fresh Start” by Benjamin Moore
  • “Bulls Eye 1-2-3” by Zinsser
Paint:
  • Oil
  • Latex

CLEAR COAT/SEALING INFORMATION

Please note:   Always test the cleaning or sealing products on back of a panel or on a scrap piece first to ensure it does not adversely affect the colour of the material

  • Install tin (use gloves to avoid possible fingerprints)
  • Caulk any necessary seams with paintable, or paintable clear caulking which can be covered after with a metallic silver or chrome paint if required
  • Our Bright Tin finish is shipped clean and ready for clear coat, but for the best finish when clear sealing you should wipe the product with Methyl Hydrate or Denatured Alcohol to remove any dirt, dust or oils that the product may have been exposed to during installation.
  • Clear sealer can be applied by brush, roller or spray

To give the bright tin an antiqued finish:

  • 1st Coat – Mix 1 oz. of black pigment per 1 litre of clear lacquer (done at paint store)
  • 2nd Coat – Apply Clear Coat of plain sealer afterwards to fully protect

Clear Coat Examples

  • “Stays Clear” by Benjamin Moore


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