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A liquid of pure ground metals is ideal as a finish coat or as a base for treating with any patina and tinting solutions. Produces a true metallic finish on virtually any paintable surface. Great for outdoor use on garden ornaments, flower pots, architectural elements, and much more. Easily cleans up with water.

Modern Optics Metallic Surfacers come in 4 oz. and 8 oz. bottles.

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Product Questions and Answers

Is it possible to use this product to customize a brass and anodized aluminum lounging table?

- Asked by Catherine PIERRE on 27-Jan-14

These Metallic Surfacers may be used on the table as well as the Sophisticated Finishes Patina Blue and Patina Green depending on the desired results.

- Answered by MisterArt on 28-Jan-14

Can I use it on a fake brass ceiling fan?

- Asked by Hyle on 24-Nov-13

Yes, this product is for use on any paintable surface.

- Answered by MisterArt on 25-Nov-13

Do I apply this by brush or cloth?

- Asked by Esther S. on 13-Sep-13

The Metallic surfacer can be poured or brushed onto the surface. For detailed instructions on how to use this product, click on this link:

- Answered by MisterArt on 16-Sep-13

Can this be used on galvanized sheet metal?

- Asked by kerry on 16-Aug-13

Yes, this product is for use on any paintable surface.

- Answered by MisterArt on 19-Aug-13

Can I use this product to retouch a metallic leather bag or do you recommend something better?

- Asked by Enzie on 16-Jun-13

Yes, this product is for use on any paintable surface.

- Answered by MisterArt on 17-Jun-13

Does it have to be fired?

- Asked by Leonard Anderson on 21-Mar-13

The Sophisticated Finishes Metallic Surfacers are an air-dry solution. They do not need to be fired or cured. Apply the first coat, allow to air dry 30 to 60 minutes under typical situations, and apply additional coats as necessary to achieve the desired results.

- Answered by MisterArt on 22-Mar-13

I want to paint a malachite green picture frame faux gold. Can I use the Sophisticated Finishes gold to do this?

- Asked by Margaret M on 17-Jan-13

The Sophisticated Finishes Metallic Surfacers is used as a final coat or primer for the Sophisticated Finishes Tinting and Patina Antiquing Solutions, so it is not a paint.

- Answered by MisterArt on 18-Jan-13

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Customer Product Reviews

Rated by: Nancy in Hawaii
I have used these products for years and they are the only patinas I will use. They are The real Mccoy! I love them!
Rated by: mike c. in fairbanks, AK
I've been using Modern Options for years now and have been extreamly pleased with the consistant results they give me. I've sold works finished with Modern Options to museums and collectors world wide. These products are worth every penny.
Rated by: Holly J K. in magdalena, NM
Can't get enough of this product...I wish it came in the gallon size!! It does what is says....patina in minutes. I just love the metallic paint colors, I use them without the solutions.
Rated by: Florence F. in Bristol, VA
This is the best product. I have it in all colors. It will turn any junk into an expensive looking piece. Works on all material. Your imagination is the limit.
Rated by: Jessica W. in Cookeville, TN
I absolutely love this product. I use rust patinas in much of my artwork, and the iron surfacer paint allows me to be flexible about which materials and surfaces on which I can achieve the rust finish. I always get great natural results......this product will not disappoint!
Rated by: Florence F. in Bristol, VA
I have used all metallic surfacers and the result is outstanding. I love the blackened bronze, it turns cheap plaster into expensive looking piece of art. the iron surfacer gave a new look to a garden coffee table bought for a dollar at a yard sale. The possibilities are endless.
Rated by: Michael P. in San Francisco,, CA
We used the blakened bronze to repair the finish on an antique Chinese terra cotta scupture. It work great--the best part was that it really has a muti-level hue--it is not a mono-dimensional color. It really has the depth of a real dark bronze. However, I tried to use the green broze and blond bronze to give the back black bronze a bit of highlight. Eventually it worked fine, but you really have to work with a dry brush technique and go quickly. It drys on very quickly. I eventually had to back over areas with a dry brush with the black bronze again. I wish there had been instructions on how to thin the colors back to use them as high lights. Maybe there was a special glazing compound I should have bought. But none of thise suggestions were in the website.
Rated by: Amy M. in Columbus, MS
The Blackened Bronze is amazing. I used it on a cheap figurine and it looks like a work of art. Lovely rich heavy look finish.
Rated by: Mark E. in atlanta, GA
these products work great. incredible finish, looks just like bronze.
Rated by: venus w. in bellville, TX
Great product. Easy to use with excellent results! I plan on using these metallic surfacers on additional indoor and outdoor projects.
Rated by: Kimberly B. in Stafford, VA
These yield very professional results. Bare concrete can be finished with these to look like a true bronze metal casting. For exterior use on concrete, prime first with a concrete primer or surfacer will be sucked into the concrete (requiring 2-3x more paint). If you won't be adding a patina or rust finish these also can be mixed with other acrylic paints for more color variety. A+++ Highly enjoyed and impresses all who see!
Rated by: Sabine A. in Franklin, TN
Works great!
Rated by: Cheryl C. in Katy, TX
I have used many of the Modern Options Metallic resurfacers and have been pleased with every one. Being an avid garage saler, I find lots of things that need help and I've created some great items with the help of this product. I've received lots of compliments on my creations!!!!
Rated by: James C. in Manchester, NH
MODERN OPTIONS Metallic Surfacers give me exactly what i'm looking for in the surface textures of my art. I create works with found objects (but hen a piece does't refelct exactly what i'm looking for , i mold it with MODERN OPTIONS Metallic Surfacers to my deisred taste)
Rated by: Patrick S. in Riverside, CA
I ordered the Iron surfacer and i was really impressed with the way that it coated and looked just like iron. if using this i would recomend using a sponge brush and dabbing on the surfacer. also when using the rust make sure that you test it on a surface similar to what you will be doing for your final job. DO NOT practice on youru final piece! other than that it works just as described!
Rated by: drew g. in southwick, MA
started using these on a whim. boy am i impressed with the results. you can get so many metalic color variations by combining and second and third coating with these. if you like saggar and other wood fired pottery finishes, try these. I recommend first coating with the iron and then using the different solutions and metal finishes over that. you can turn plastic pots into masterpieces. just remember to follow the instructions.
Rated by: alicia k. in hammond, LA
I used this product to paint a body cast made of plaster of paris. It was awesome! The client was thrilled at the results. Looked just like aged bronze, the finish was incredible. Good stuff!
Rated by: Holly K. in Magdalena, NM
I can't say enough about these products, just try them!! They are amazing...real patina, real rust finishes. Very cool!

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