By Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen Manufacturers of Wood Finishes Morrells Wood Finishes Ltd Stockport

006 metallicote® Graphite Powder

A mixture of graphite powder and polymer binder (with activator) is sprayed onto sheet material or an object and then finished to give both the look and feel of graphite.

Techniques to produce the desired effect can include grinding, sanding and polishing.

Mixing ratio

  • 1ml lacquer : 0.37g metallicote® Graphite
  • e.g. 5L lacquer : 1.85kg metallicote® Graphite



  • Mixing mechanically, add powder slowly to catalysed metallicote® Binder 6884/460
  • Thin to application viscosity using fast, medium or slow thinners

Textured effects

  • Apply thin background coat of metallicote®
  • Fine texture - use unthinned catalysed metallicote®, reduce fluid supply to gun and reduce air pressure to apply splatter coating
  • Coarse texture - same technique as above, with a larger fluid tip
  • For textured effects allow metallicote® to dry overnight before sanding/finishing


  • May be carried out with hand sander or machine
  • Sand edges carefully to prevent sanding through the coating
  • Start with 320 grit, then 400 grit, finish with coarse and fine wire wool
  • Always test coarseness before application

Final finishing

  • Brushed effect use wire wool, work from coarse to fine grit until effect is achieved
  • Swirling effect - use wire brush on a drill

Final coat

  • If desired, seal metallicote® with a thin coat of clear base lacquer, ensure coating thickness is as thin as possible to prevent loss of metallic feel
  • For exterior use, metallicote® must be sealed with appropriate exterior grade lacquer

Product Codes

MCP006K metallicote® Graphite Powder 1kg
MCP006K25 metallicote® Graphite Powder 25kg
6884/460 metallicote® Binder
6CAT/35 Catalyst
6007/100 Standard thinners
6007/200 Slow thinners


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