If you are using the Modern Masters products sold here on our site to make that copper patina OR the rusted iron - this is the top coat you apply at the end of all the steps.
Top with other varnishes to add durability.
Once this has applied and thoroughly dried - then - apply a varnish to increase a top coat, if desired. So, for example- if you are doing a decorative back plate to the inside of your hutch- I would just do the Xtreme Permacoat. If you are doing a floor, I would use Annie's Lacquer. Just make sure to FOLLOW the instructions on how to use the Lacquer properly!
Also, please note ~ there are NO RETURNs when it comes to paint/ paint products. Think about it- would you ever want a quart of paint or Modern Masters sent to you - that was shipped to someone else prior? We eliminate any potential issues with this policy. We appreciate your understanding on this also.
With that said- we apologize for any issues this may cause. So, let us help you in choosing what you need or in color selection. Give us a call at 585.750.6056. We are here to help you!
Modern Masters – Metal Effects Permacoat
Xtreme™ is an all-in-one water-base,100% acrylic,
clear, non-yellowing protective sealer and top coat
designed to work over Metal Effects Rust Activated Iron
Paint. This innovative clear coat chemically arrests the
oxidized metal finish, minimizing any further corrosion,
and then self-crosslinks to create a weather resistant
barrier. Permacoat Xtreme is highly recommended to
seal the Metal Effects Rust finish on interior areas
where there may be contact to prevent rub-off and
exterior applications to prevent runoff of the finish onto
surrounding surfaces. Unlike other acrylic varnishes,
Permacoat Xtreme will form a film over the oxidized
surfaces without cracking or yellowing. Permacoat is pH
balanced to minimize the rust colors tendency to
deepen in color tone when using other nonrecommended clear coats.
Application – The rusted finish must be fully cured
prior to application (min. 24 hours). Make sure that the
air, surface, and product are all above 55°F and at least
5°F above the dew point before applying. Avoid
applying this product if rain or snow is expected in 72
hours or if the temperature is expected to drop below
55°F within 72 hours. Permacoat Xtreme can be
brushed, rolled or spray applied. Brushing: Use a highquality synthetic bristle brush. Rolling: Use a highquality short-nap varnish roller. Spraying: Use a HVLP
gun, conventional cup gun or airless spray system.
First coat: Add equal parts of Permacoat Xtreme with
water and stir well before applying.
Second coat: Apply Permacoat Xtreme at full strength.
Maximum two coats and dry film thickness of 2.0 mils is
That way you choose wisely and do not spontaneously purchase a color or product that you are unsure of or ....if have been drinking wine. OK? In fact- if you need help in deciding- ask us. We are here to help you! : )