I always seem to get asked about our finishes that we use, and in film and television, finishes are what trick the viewer into believing that that crappy piece of MDF is really a VERY heavy metal plate, or aluminum, or copper, bronze or brass!
It's also no secret that we promote the products we use on a regular basis. The products that we use have been tried and true, and if they work for us, we want you to know that they will work for your projects as well. One of these products is the Modern Master metallic water-based paints. We have used this product extensively over the years, with amazing results.
However, it has been a small inconvenience for us to get them on extreme short notice (which is just about every job we do) We have had no problem ordering it, just a problem with lead and delivery times.
So I decided to meet with Lawrence Genga, who is the Director of Marketing for Rustoleum Canada,
and Shelley Lebert, who is Brand Manager - Small Project Paint & Private Label for Rustoleum Canada.
The reason for the meeting was to find more information about the products we use all the time.
The main one being the Modern Masters paint (which Rustoleum owns) and how we could get it more readily.
The result of the meeting was that Modern Masters is readily available (in Canada anyways) as
"Rustoleum-Metallic Collection" The good news is that it's carried at every Lowe's retailer!
I am also aware that it's available at Menards, south of the border from us.
This is a big deal in a pinch for us. The only difference, according to Lawrence, is that the Metallic Collection has the extender added into the paint to keep it from drying too fast on large areas. Whereas the Modern Masters comes packaged without it, but purchasable separately.
We usually buy in bulk quantities, but the average reader may not need as much as we can go through, so I thought I would start to let the world know!
This might be old news to some people, but still important nonetheless!
We tend to lean toward the solvent based paints for the sets and props portion due to it's durability and abrasion resistance.
These are just some of the finishes we use quite often. And with a strong brand, you can be extra sure that your project will be unique and durable!