Introduction to Metallic Epoxy Pigments
As a resin enthusiast, I love using mica powder pigments to add visual flair to my projects. One type of pigment that has had my attention lately is metallic epoxy pigments.
These pigments have given me a lot of new ideas for my projects that make use of the stunning metallic sheen they add to any surface.
In today's article, I'll introduce you to metallic epoxy pigments, discuss their benefits, compare them to traditional pigment colors, explain how to use them, and share 10 creative uses for these mesmerizing pigments.
What are Metallic Epoxy Pigments?
Metallic epoxy pigments are finely ground powders made from mica particles and other minerals. These pigments are specifically designed to be mixed with epoxy resin to create a lustrous, metallic finish. The mica particles reflect light, giving the surface a unique shimmer and depth.
Metallic epoxy pigments are available in an array of notable textures, such as gold, silver, and bronze, and steel. You can find many of these and more in our Mica Powder Pigments section of our Pigmently store.
Benefits of Using Pigmently Metallic Epoxy Pigments
Our Pigmently metallic pigments have a couple of features that you won't find elsewhere.
Firstly, these pigments provide a stunning, metallic sheen to your finish that is not usually present in other pigments. The reflective properties of the metallic mica particles create a sense of texture on the surface, replicating what you'd see on typical metal sheeting.
Additionally, our Pigmently metallic epoxy pigments are highly resilient and won't fade or lose color to UV light or heat. This makes them an excellent choice for both indoor and outdoor applications, ensuring that your projects will maintain their visual appeal.
Metallic Epoxy Pigments vs. Traditional Pigment Colors
When it comes to choosing between metallic epoxy pigments and more traditional pigment colors, there are some key differences to consider.
Traditional pigment colors often give a softer, gentler shimmer to a finish, while metallic epoxy pigments provide a stark metallic look.
The metallic pigments have a stronger reflective quality that adds a bold touch to any surface. If you like the idea of giving your resin a metallic luster, then these are an excellent option.
10 Creative Uses for Metallic Epoxy Pigments
Floor Coating: One of the most common uses for metallic epoxy pigments is in floor coating. These pigments are mixed with epoxy resin to create stunning, high-gloss flooring with a metal sheen—often steel-toned—that is also durable and resistant to wear.
Countertops: Metallic epoxy pigments can be used to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind countertops. These pigments create a unique, three-dimensional look that can't be achieved with other materials.
Artwork: Many artists use metallic pigments for resin in their work. These pigments can be mixed with epoxy resin and poured onto a canvas to create abstract, fluid art.
Jewelry: You can also use epoxy resin with metallic pigments to design unique jewelry pieces. Rings, pendants, bracelets, and earrings can all be created with these pigments. We love to see these types of projects.
Furniture: Metallic pigments can be used in the production of unique furniture pieces. These could include coffee tables, dining tables, or desks with a rich, glossy finish that is resistant to scratches. Many users like to make river tables using our Pigmently pigments.
Wall Decor: Metallic epoxy pigments can be used to create stunning wall art or even to enhance the appearance of an entire wall. This is definitely a more advanced project.
DIY Crafts: They can be used in a variety of DIY projects like making decorative items, ornaments, coasters, or trinket boxes. With proper supervision, these can be great options for children to make something expressive.
Automotive Coatings: Metallic epoxy pigments are also used in automotive coatings to create unique, high-gloss finishes on vehicles.
Aquarium Decorations: Safe, non-toxic metallic epoxy pigments can be used to create customized, shimmering decorations for aquariums.
Musical Instruments: These pigments can be used to customize the look of musical instruments, adding a unique, personal touch to guitars, drums, or other instruments. This is done by mixing the pigment with epoxy and applying it to the surface of the instrument. Just do it carefully!
How to Use Metallic Epoxy Pigments
Applying our metallic epoxy pigments is a straightforward process.
- Prepare your epoxy resin according to the manufacturer's instructions. Once the resin is ready, add the desired amount of metallic epoxy pigment powder. The amount of pigment will vary depending on the desired intensity of the metallic effect.
- Mix the pigment thoroughly into the resin, ensuring that there are no clumps or streaks.
- Finally, pour the pigmented resin onto your chosen surface, as indicated by your chosen resin brand. In some cases (such as with epoxy floors), you can spread the resin evenly using a spreader or roller; a spiked roller will give the floor much better friction. Be sure to ask the manufacturer of your epoxy resin if you're not sure, as each epoxy brand is different.
- Allow the epoxy to cure according to the manufacturer's instructions, and enjoy the mesmerizing metallic finish.
Where to Buy Metallic Epoxy Pigments
For the best in metallic epoxy pigments, look no further than our premium Mica Powder Pigments by Pigmently!
We offer a wide range of metallic pigments for epoxy, including both classic metallic shades as well as some vibrant color tones. Our pigments are made from high-quality mica particles and other essential ingredients—guaranteed to produce a stunning result!
You can see examples of our metallic pigments on the follow pages:
- Gold Diamond Epoxy Pigment by Pigmently
- Steel Power Epoxy Pigment by Pigmently
- Bronze Goddess Epoxy Pigment by Pigmently
- Vegas Dust Epoxy Pigment by Pigmently
- Silver Glitter Epoxy Pigment by Pigmently
Take a look at our full collection today and get started with your own amazing projects!