A solvent-based, fast-dry paint developed for use on plastic model kits, but which can also be used on other surfaces. For example, most plastics, wood, glass, ceramics, metal, cardboard, sealed plaster, sealed hardboard and more (always try on a small test area to check suitability).
A 50 ml tin covers approximately 1 m² but this depends on thickness of application.
Brush straight from the tin. Airbrush with a suitable thinner such as Humbrol Enamel Thinners. Two thin coats are preferable to one thick coat. The usual thinning ratio is 2 parts paint to 1 part thinner. Note that Metalcote colours are designed to be polished when fully dry.
Matt 20-40 minutes touch dry. Up to 24 hours for hard dry. Of course, drying times will vary according to ambient temperature and humidity.