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Metallic Paint

Peter Fell Ltd import and sell the Sophisticated Finishes range of metallic surfacers and patinas from Triangle Coatings in the USA.


  • We don't sell all sizes of all colours, so please call us to check before placing order
  • The colours marked * are not usually in stock but available to order, but with a long lead time (unfortunately this is usually months)

Even though the Metallic Surfacers look and apply just like any water-based acrylic paint, they are very different in that they contain real metal not pigment or the mica flakes commonly used in other "metallic paints". They are an ingenious blend of finely ground metal flakes (copper, bronze, iron, steel, aluminum) in an acrylic binder that creates the look and durability of a true metal surface. Once coated with our Iron Metallic Surfacer for example a magnet will stick to the "painted" surface. They are all suitable for both interior and exterior use. The Iron, Copper, Bronze and Gold Metallic Surfacers are reactive. That is they can be oxidized with one of Antiquing Solutions to develop a rust or patina finish.

There are two components to the system:

1. Metallic Surfacers

Metallic Paint Copper Metallic paint blond bronze Metallic Paint Blackened Bronze Metallic Paint Statuary green bronze Metallic Paint Gold Metallic paint rose gold Metallic paint rich gold
Copper Blonde Bronze Blackened Bronze Statuary Green Bronze* Gold Rose Gold* Rich Gold*
Metallic paint Iron Metallic Paint Platinum metallic paint Steel Metallic Paint Pewter Metallic paint silver Metallic Paint Cobalt blue
Iron Platinum* Steel* Pewter* Silver* Silver Blue* Cobalt Blue*


Iron Metallic Surfacer

2. Antiquing Solutions

Some of the Metallic Surfacers above are reactive to the following Antiquing Solutions, so some wonderful effects can be created such as the following.

Rust Antiquing Solution

Antiquing Paint rust on iron Rus Door

Rust Antiquing Solution on Iron Metallic Surfacer

Patina Blue Antiquing Solution

Antiquing paint, patina blue on copperPatina Blue Antiquing Solution on Copper Metallic Surfacer

Patina Green Antiquing Solution

Antiquing Paint, Patina green on goldPatina green Antiquing Solution on Gold Metallic Surfacer

The Patina Solutions need to be carefully chosen as not all work with all the base colours. Refer to the following table for guidance

Metallic paint reactivity

Kits of the more popular combinations are available known as Instant Antiquing kits

3. Primer & Sealer

A two in one product Primer and Clear Sealer is used firstly for very smooth or difficult surfaces, and/or for protection of effects once complete.


Please refer to the Sophisticated Finishes website

Instant Antiquing set 2x59mL (2oz)

Instant Antiquing set 2x59mL (2oz) Instant antiquing sets are available for the following combinations Rust Antiquing Set (Iron metallic... read more »

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Metallic Surfacers

Metallic Surfacers Made with real metal and suitable for use both inside and out, the following colours are... read more »

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Antiquing Solutions

Antiquing Solutions There are three Antiquing Solutions that are reactive with some of the metallic paints: Rust Patina... read more »

Sophisticated Finishes Guide