Metal Sprayed coatings can be applied to just about anything including Metal, Wood, Polystyrene, Plastic, Glass, Paper, Ceramics, as well as Chocolate (for demonstrative purposes only) and can be used in unlimited artistic applications. Metal Spray also provides the ideal surface to receive any top-coating from painting to powder-coating with any available colour! The Arc Spray process is known for its low heat input when spraying. Low heating of the substrate makes arc spray useful when it comes to thermally sensitive substrates. The low heat input also eliminates the risk of component distortion. The above video will help to emphasise this low heat input by showing examples that would lose definition, distort, warp or even melt when subjected to a high temperature.
The above video shows the Metal Spraying of zinc onto a polyurethane foam sculpture.
Zinc Sprayed Artwork with Paint Top Coat - Image provided courtesy of Ironic Art, Gatton QLD.