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The process of turning actual metal into liquid, which makes it sprayable and texturable, involves mixing the metal with a binder. When put on a base, it will dry out and keep all of the properties that come with metal, such as its luster, conductivity, and ability to react with oxygen. Since 2014, Aster materials has been leading the way in liquid metal finishes.

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So when is the right time to employ liquid metal?

Real metal surfaces may be produced with the aid of liquid metal. Therefore, liquid metal is a fantastic option if you’re trying to build seamless metal tables, walls, facades, or curved surfaces.

You don’t need to cast a piece of furniture or have welding lines visible between two metal sheets because it is sprayable. Additionally, you may texture metal while it’s still liquid, allowing you to construct custom surfaces with an infinite number of textures.

Although liquid metal has been developed to overcome the limitations of metal sheets, it is not a replacement for metal sheets. Because it makes designing and experimenting with metal simple and flexible, this material will transform the way you work with and perceive metal.

What surfaces are suitable for applying liquid metal?

Any base substrate, including wood, MDF, acrylic, porcelain, tiles, ACP, fabric, and even concrete, may be coated with liquid metal. To fully benefit from liquid metal coating, we advise selecting a very robust and lightweight basis, since it is similar to producing a 1mm veneer layer on the base. At Aster materials, MDF is often used for furniture and interiors, ACP is used for exteriors, and WPC is used for damp areas.

How long does this material last?

Because of our formulation’s high level of material adherence to the base substrate, the material’s lifespan is dependent on the base. It is unlikely that the liquid metal covering will fail unless the substrate fractures. If the proper aftercare is not followed, such as cleaning it with an acidic cleanser or if there is any mechanical abrasion, there may be peeling or cracking.

How is liquid metal worked with?

Both pre-made panels and raw materials are available for usage as liquid metal, which may be used to coat doors, furniture, and walls.

As a contractor or product producer, you may work with the raw material that we have accessible in kits if you want to explore and create your own textures with liquid metal. Approximately 6 to 8 square feet will be covered with a 1 kilogram kit, depending on the texture. Our online store has the costs broken down by metal. If there is material left over, the kits can potentially be utilized for other projects.

Where may liquid metal be used for design?

With the exception of flooring, all surfaces may be designed using Aster material’s liquid metal substance. The following is a brief summary of the areas, which are not exhaustive:

Lobby

Living Area

sleeping quarters

Doors

Pieces of furniture

Dividends

Signage

How can one determine when to employ liquid metal?

Liquid metal is an excellent option if you want to work with novel and distinctive metal textures, create lightweight metal doors and furniture, or create a smooth metal surface.