Hesse CREATIVE-METALLIC DB 46555-(colour tone)

  • Application on wood materials and glass
  • A colour chart with 112 colour tones is available for your customer conversations
Hesse CREATIVE-METALLIC colour lacquer can be used to create unique pieces for interior fittings and on furniture and doors. Produce the most beautiful metallic effects with coarse to fine metallics, from silver, copper and gold colour tones through to modern, bright metallics. The associated CREATIVE-METALLIC colour chart displays 112 different colour tones that depict the full diversity of this system. All of the lacquers in this range can of course also be mixed with one another for a virtually limitless variety of effects.
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Fields of application

This fast-drying lacquer system has been developed especially for interior fittings and shop fitting. The coating of furniture and doors represents an additional benefit. The same lacquer can also be used for decorative glass coating on elements like glass doors, shower partitions and glass within furniture.

Technical specifications

Appearance opaque
Density series kg/l 0.941 - 1.12
Flow time (+/- 15 %) 40 s / DIN 53211 - 4 mm
Form of delivery fluid
Non-volatile content series % 17 - 42
Proportion of renewable raw materials % 0 - 0.271984567356
VOC EU % 73.459999 %
Number of coats (max) 1
Amount per layer (minimum) 80 g/m²
Amount per layer (max) 120 g/m²
Total application volume 120 g/m²
Mixing ratio (by volume) 10 : 1 PU Hardener DR 4070
Mixing ratio (gravimetric) 100 : 10 PU Hardener DR 4070

Information on use

Usage time 8 h / 20 °C
Pot life 8 h / 20 °C
Drying 16 h / 20 °C
Subsequent coating within 8 h / 20 °C
Stackable after > 16 h / 20 °C
Complete drying 7 d / 20 °C
Mechanical drying Array
Surface preparation Prior to application, the surface must be sanded, clean and free of grease. Woods or wood materials with suitable base coats can be used as substrates.
Please conduct a trial coating to ensure proper adhesion when directly coating wood materials with cleaned or sanded melamine and laminates or when used on plastics.
Surfaces must be cleaned in advance using ZD 101 or HV 6904 when coating glass.
Substrate sanding grits from-to 150 - 320
Finishing Application of additional top coats can change the gloss level or final surface. The following light-fast lacquers can be applied without lacquer sanding after the intermediate drying of CREATIVE-METALLIC for 4 - 6 h / 20 °C: DE 4259x(gloss level), DE 4877x(gloss level) / DE 4503x(gloss level), DU 429-1, DU 45229, DU 46269-0005, DU 48999.
It is imperative to apply a transparent top coat within < 2 h / 20 °C to prevent corrosion spots when using colour tone ranges COPPER DB 46555-CU0x and GOLD DB 46555-GD0x and in the event of individual tinting with these colour tone ranges!
Yield per coat 9 - 13 m²/l

The spreading rate is heavily dependent on the type of application. The specifications relate to a liter of ready-for-use product, if necessary including hardener and thinner.
Working Temperature Range 16 - 25 °C
Storage temperature 10 - 30°C
Working viscosity 18 s in DIN-Becher 4mm
Processing instructions

Single coat application of Hesse CREATIV-METALLIC DB 46555-(colour tone) at 80 - 120 g/m² in the spraying process is recommended. Development of the effect and colour tone is largely dependent upon the application method, application quantity and substrate condition. DB 46555-(colour tone) shouldn't be applied too wet so that a regular effect can be created. We recommend the use of smaller nozzles (1.2 - 1.5 mm), e.g. for application by cup gun. The nozzle sizes specified under “application” in this technical information are standard values for metallic lacquers. Apply a trial coating as necessary!
Use of thinners: for small surfaces we recommend DV 490 / DV 4900, for larger surfaces DV 494 / DV 4994. The amount to be added to the lacquer/hardener mixture ranges from 10 to 40 % depending on the colour tone, effect and component.
Use of an alternative hardener: besides hardening with DR 4070, PU Hardener DR 4071 can also be used at a mixing ratio (by volume) of 10 : 1.
Gold and copper colour tones: regarding colour tones in our GD and CU ranges, apply a smaller layer thickness of 50 - 70 g/m² to achieve a beautiful brilliance. Finely sanding the substrate is recommended. On more coarsely sanded substrates (80 - 180 grit), you can produce the “SANDED METALLIC” effect. Please refer to the technical description on our website for further information.
Coating glass: when coating cleaned glass, Hardener DR 4076-0001 must be used in a mixing ratio (by volume) of 5 : 1. The application quantity is 130 - 160 g/m²; for gold and copper colour tones we recommend an application quantity of 80 - 120 g/m². The processing time for DB 46555-(colour tone) after mixture with hardener is approx 5 - 6 h / 20 °C. Coated glassware can be bonded after 7 d / 20 °C.

Particular instructions DB 46555-(colour tone) can be recoated using a transparent PU lacquer to optimise its chemical and mechanical resistance and to create individual gloss levels. When doing this, please follow the instructions in the “Final treatment” section of this technical information sheet. Materials from the same range can be mixed with each other. Pre-priming is possible depending on the desired surface and substrate, e.g. using Isolating fillers DP 491-9343 / DP 4791-9343, DP 4755-9343 and DP 4788-9343. The colour tones portrayed in the colour fans may deviate from the actual coating result. Different application methods and substrates are instrumental in generating the effect. The colour tone can also evolve somewhat differently than depicted when using clear top coats and when coating behind glass. It is therefore advisable to conduct a trial coating and sampling. We recommend the use of a soft duster for normal dry buffing. Microfibre or leather cloths are suitable for damp cleaning. Moisten the cloth with water, wring it out and damp clean. Harsh household cleaners or abrasive substances are not suitable!
This product must only be combined with other approved and technically suitable products when used as a flame retardant coating material for seagoing vessels according to the latest version of SOLAS 74/88 Reg. II-2/3, II-2/5 and II-2/6, IMO Resolution MSC.36(63)-(1994 HSC-Code) 7 and IMO Resolution MSC.97(73)-(2000 HSC-Code) 7. The maximum application amount in wet film when using this product as a flame retardant coating material for seagoing vessels is 120 g/m². This does not apply to application on glass!
“A risk assessment was undertaken according to Directive 2014/90/EU, Annex II, Section 3. This coating does not pose a physical risk to health nor a risk to the environment when cured and dried.”
General instructions on workmanship PU lacquers should not be applied or dried at material and room temperatures of less than 18 °C and 40 % RH, ideal values: 20 - 25 °C, 50 - 65 % RH. Deviations will result in drying or curing faults. To avoid adhesion problems, please sand PU lacquered surfaces before applying fresh lacquer and apply lacquer to these sanded surfaces as soon as possible. Old lacquer/hardener mixtures will affect the surface quality (adhesion/resistance). If stored correctly (at least 20 °C room temperature), complete hardening of the coating is achieved after a week. Please apply a test coat under real conditions!

Our technical information is continually adapted to keep up to date with the latest technology and statutory regulations. The latest version is always available online at www.hesse-lignal.de or talk to your local account manager. This information is for advice and is based on the best knowledge available and careful research in line with the current state of the art. This information cannot be held as legally binding. We also refer you to our terms and conditions of business. Safety data sheet is provided in accordance with EC regulation no. 1907/2006.