Activator II™


Activator II™ is a unique reactive additive that excites color mixtures and alters the SetCoat™ substrate so that more dramatic positive/negative color effects can be achieved. Used in conjunction with FauxCréme® Clear and FauxCrème Color™, these three products form an unbeatable trio when used in the creation of marble, stone, embedded translucent color and other marvelous color reactive finishes. Activator II™ can be used with FauxCrème Color™, FauxCréme® Clear, FauxColor™, water and Blending Solvent™. It can also be used as a tarnishing agent on Dutch Metal™ and Composition Roll- Gold Leaf.

SKU: 000001 Category:
Approved Application Area Walls, Ceilings, Cabinets (Raw), Cabinets (Pre-Finished)
Application Method Sprayed
Clean Up Soap & Water
Approved Climate Rating Interior
Consistency (Density) Thin Liquid (Watery)
Available Sizes & Square Footage 1 Gallon Jug- N/A (Additive)
32 Oz Jug- N/A (Additive)
Durability High Traffic- Highly Durable from wear & tear
Finish Texture Smooth (Paint Like)
Intermix Faux Creme Color™, Faux Creme Clear™, Faux Color™, Color Blending Solvent™, Master Dutch Metal™
Manufacturer Faux Effects International
Product Line Gold Line
Sheen (Finish) N/A
Shelf Life 1 -2 Years
Approved Substrate Primed Drywall, Painted Drywall, Raw Wood, Painted/Pre-Finished Wood
Suggested Additives No
  • The tools to apply Activator II™ may vary. Experimentation is the key. Paper towels, sponges, trowels, Cheesecloth and finger spattering all yield different results. In general there are two different types of activation:
  • Early Activation’ involves applying Activator II™ to the work surface while the colored glaze is still wet. There will be an instant reaction.
  • ‘Late Activation’ involves waiting until the color glaze is half dry. Activator II™ is then applied to the surface of the half dry color glaze. Waiting 10-20 minutes and gently blotting or badgering will create a unique effect.
  • Different combinations will create different effects. A mixture of FauxCrème Color™; and Activator II™ can be applied over a layer of straight FauxCréme® Clear;. Allow the mixture to set up for approximately 10 – 15 minutes before gently dry brushing or badgering.
  • Always make a sample to ensure the desired result.
  • For the most effective results, make sure that the work surface has been prepared using SetCoat™
  • Create a glazing mixture(s) using 10 – 20% FauxCrème Color™; and 80 – 90%FauxCréme® Clear;.
  • Apply and manipulate according to the chosen method for the finish.
  • Method #1 – While the colors are still wet and able to be excited, blot the color with Activator II™. After the color reactions form, wait 1 – 2 minutes and then gently pad the wet areas with Cheesecloth. Let dry.
  • Method #2 – Decoratively apply Activator II™ to approximately 30% of the wet color glaze mixture by blotting, light intermittent spray or finger flicking. Do not over saturate any one area with Activator II™. Blot any excess with cheesecloth. Allow the material to set up to a point wherethe color layer is almost dry, approximately 1 hours until 80% of the total area looks dry. At this point dry brush and remove the remaining wet material. By removing any wet material, these areas become the negative spaces while the dry areas remain colored or positive spaces. Following this method will result in a positive/negative, multi-dimensional, marble-like finish. A Badger Softener softly skimmed over the surface will further soften the effect.
  • To create even more depth, topcoat your first layer with ColorSeal™;. Allow to dry and then repeat the steps from Method #1 or #2 using different complementary color mixtures.
  • To increase the durability and beauty of the finish, apply 1 coat of ColorSeal™; followed by 1 – 2 coats of AquaGard™; or C-500 Urethane™; depending on the application.
  • V.O.C. compliant
  • Mild Odor
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Chemical Resistant
  • Store in a cool, dry location to prolong shelf life.
  • Technical product- training recommended through Faux Masters Studio workshop.
Weight N/A


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