In 2019 we purchased over 500 metal stamping dies from the Frank Morrow Company.
We also purchased a large quantity of Frank Morrows inventory - approx. 257,567 pieces of metal stampings including some in aluminum, brass, and copper.
We have no minimum quantity requirement for in stock items, just a minimum $20 requirement per order (before shipping and tax*). (*tax applies to Minnesota orders only)
Degrease stampings - as part of the manufacturing process, stampings may have a slight coating of lubricant so this lubricant must be removed before any finishing or paint is applied to the decorative item. Wipe items down using a clean cloth damp with paint thinner, turpentine, denatured alcohol, or other strong detergent solution. After degreasing the item we strongly recommend that you apply a rust and corrosion-inhibiting coating to the item (unless rusting the stampings).
Once cleaned, finish by:
Paint (RustOleum or other quality spray paint - follow your paint supplier's directions for preparing, priming and top-coating the material chosen).StainTorch Stampings - this changes the properties of the metal and brings out the blue, black, and purple colors of the metal. Once cooled, the stampings need to be top coated with a clear enamel to protect from rusting.Baked EnamelPatinaPowder-CoatingAntiqueGold/Silver PlatingElectroplatingFlockingAir BrushGlitterRust - soak items undisturbed in a glass container with equal parts bleach and white vinegar for 24 hours. (Caution! Do not breath the fumes and keep away from children & pets). Let items air dry until the desired level of rust is achieved.Natural Color - use clear enamel spray paint or clear powder coating.…and more!
For general painting, we recommend Rustoleum x2 spray paint and use several light coats - read back of spray can carefully.
For intricate painting, artist Sara Thamert, recommends the following: Yes, your customers must use a primer and I found a Walmart product that works the best: The brand name is ColorPlace an interior/exterior Fast dry spray paint. Gray primer/ can code number-20010. The paint I use is either: Apple Barrel-Acrylic paint or Delta-Acrylic paint. Both products are great and sized containers are just right. 2 fl. oz. /8 fl. oz. Purchased at Michaels - Hobbies and Arts store. After the stamping drys for a few days I spray a clear finish coat to seal the paint. Another Walmart product by Krylon. Acrylic Crystal Clear Gloss indoor/outdoor Protective, Non-Yellowing Clear Finish. Once again, make sure stampings are cleaned prior to painting application.