When copper is oxidised, it creates a vibrant patina of greens and blues, create your own DIY oxidised copper feature wall with this unique, stunning wall effect kit.
The kit contains real powdered copper that can be mixed with resin and applied onto walls with a trowel, brush, sponge or roller.
Once the metal is on the wall, you’ll use an accelerator to speed up the oxidation process. You’ll see the copper oxidise within the space of around a day, creating unique natural textures and tones as the oxidation process takes hold.
And that’s it, you can apply more accelerator if you want more dramatic results, and when you’re happy with it, give it a quick spray with water to neutralise. And a day later, seal it with the sealer oxidher.
This will stop dust coming off on clothes as you brush past – but it’s not enough to block water completely, so we’d only recommend this kit for feature walls in dry areas.
|Consumption per 10m2|
|Primer 100 1l||1|
|Metallic Copper Powder 3kg + Resin 1l||1|
|Metallic Activator 1l||1|
|Iron Rust Sealer, 1l||1|
This refers to the surface or “substrate” that you will be applying the microcement to. Absorbent substrates include plaster, concrete, screeds, cement board and composite timbers. Non-Absorbent substrates include tiles, marble, metals and plastics.
We will supply you a different primer depending on the surface, namely Primer TAC for non-absorbent surfaces and Primer 100 for absorbent ones.
If you have a mixture of absorbent and non-absorbent substrates, then you can either let us know at the checkout and we can provide a different primer for each 10m2 or purchase an additional primer. Consumption rate is 1l per 10m2.
If you need more than 10m2, then please get in touch and we will work out the cheapest price for you.
All our products are supplied in multiples of 10, so you’ll need to round up to the nearest 10m2. Unfortunately we can’t supply kits in different quantities as it would mean opening the tubs which would reduce their shelf life.
Microcement is a cement-based render that can be applied to a wide range of surfaces to give a seamless, durable finish with an appearance that is similar to polished concrete. It is applied in four very thin coats giving a finished depth of just 3-4mm – and can be done by homeowners with the help of a DIY kit and some basic guidance.
It can be used to completely transform the look of existing surfaces (including plaster board, composite timber and painted walls) or as an alternative to tiles and other finishes across floors, walls, wet rooms or worktops. Because microcement is applied to surfaces in situ, it can be applied seamlessly without the need for joins or grout lines – making it easier to keep clean.
You’ll be using a trowel to apply 4 coats of microcement one after the other onto your surface. The surface will need priming and meshing beforehand and sealing once it has had time to dry.
For a more detailed breakdown of the steps involved, please see the installation guide and step by steps:
If you are completing a DIY project in your own home then this kit is ideal. The DIY Liquid Metal Kits are only really for feature walls, but they’re fantastically easy to work with & apply.
Tradespeople, including plasterers, who haven’t used the products before will need to spend some time familiarising themselves with the processes and techniques to achieve professional results. And we would recommend starting with the DIY kits.
The sealer will dry within a few hours. But leave it a good 48 hours before putting objects too close to the wall or fixing to it.
This kit is only recommended for use on well consolidated walls that are completely flat. The finished depth is less than 1mm, so any imperfections in the susbtrate will most likely be visible after the liquid metal has been applied.
Ideally walls will be plaster boarded and skimmed.
You can use this product outside – it’s appearance will change over time as it gets wet and dried out, but that’s the beauty of working with natural metals.