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First bottled in 1985, Americana Acrylics have long been known for delivering consistent, premium quality at a budget-friendly price. There's a reason Americana is the brand of choice for many painting teachers, artists, and makers — the versatility!
Dazzling Metallics are a premium, all-purpose, permanent metallic paint that adds an elegant shimmer to art, craft, and home decor projects. It's made with the brightest metallic flakes available and delivers excellent, opaque coverage. Select colors are also available in a writer and glaze.
How to use: Shake well before using. Apply one well-brushed coat using a soft brush or sponge brush. Apply multiple coats when using more transparent colors. Allow to dry thoroughly before applying additional coats or varnishes.
Tips for Dazzling Metallics: Do not add Drying Time Extender, Fabric Medium, or any other medium to any Dazzling Metallics. It can lessen the intensity of the metallic finish. Dilute with water when needed. Do not use over Weathered Wood. Squirt a small amount out of the bottle at a time since acrylics dry so quickly, this will help you avoid wasting paint. Glass or high-density plastic makes a great reusable palette because acrylic paints will not cling to them, making clean-up easy. Dry time can depend on temperature, humidity, thickness of application etc. Americana Acrylics are normally touch dry within 15 minutes or less.
Tips for use on Fabric: Pre-wash and dry fabric first, then apply generously with a soft brush. Dry 48 hours before washing gently in warm water using unscented, mild detergent. Hang to dry. Pearl colors may require second coat. If used on fabric with other acrylic paints that require heat setting, Dazzling Metallics will not be damaged by heat setting. The garment can be placed in a dryer briefly to remove wrinkles. Do not leave until garment is completely dried as the heat will dull the metallic finish.
Typically, the shelf life for most paints is 5-7 years, if kept in a closed container under stable living temperatures. Here are a few guidelines to follow to determine if your Americana Acrylics are still good to use: If your paints can be re-mixed by shaking or stirring, they are fine to use. If the paints can't be successfully shaken or stirred, they should be discarded and replaced. If there are small pieces of dried matter in the paint, you can create a filter by unscrewing the paint cap, placing a small piece of nylon stocking or similar fine-weave, thin fabric over the opening, then putting the cap back on. When you squeeze out the paint, dried matter will stay inside the bottle, and only smooth paint will flow out. If there are "strings" in the paint, it is best to discard and replace it.
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