Where can I use metallic paints?

using metallic paint

Metallic paints are a fantastic way to add a touch of glamour to your home – from transforming a dressing table to creating a gold wall, you can use metallic paint to create the effect.

Metallic effects are easy to use, there are just two important decisions to make: what colour/effect you would like to create, and which product is best for the surface you want to paint.

Choosing the right paint for your project

Large areas If you would like to paint a large area, such as a wall or a whole room, use Pearl Effect paint or Stainless Steel Effect Paint. This has been specially formulated for ease of application over large areas, so you can apply with a roller, or in the case of Stainless Steel, a roller and then a brush to create the brushed look of steel. Alway read the application instructions carefully to create the best effect, and feel free to contact us for an instruction sheet to help you along.

Furniture If you would like to paint a piece of furniture, or want to create a gilded effect on cornicing or metal, use Metallic Effect Spray Paint, or brush on Metallic Effect Paint. Our Artisan Metallic Paints are hardwearing so are perfect for chairs, tables and dressers.

Subtle effects

Subtle sheen on walls If you would like to create a subtle sheen over a large wall area rather than a pure gold or silver, then Pearl Effect paint is the solution – the result will be a sophisticated effect. Always read the application instructions carefully to create the best effect, and feel free to contact us for an instruction sheet to help you along.

Subtle sheen on smaller areas If you are looking to create a metallic shine but you would like the colour underneath to show through, use a Diamond Effect Spray Paint. 

Glitter If you would like to create a glittery surface over an existing colour, try our glitter glazes.

Choosing and co-ordinating colours

Silver metallics generally co-ordinate well with white and grey tones, while gold looks great with yellow and brown toned neutrals.

If you want to co-ordinate metallics with stronger colours, consider the strength of both colours together. Traditionally gold paints have been used with deep reds for a rich look, but you could also consider toning down the metallic effect to something more subtle when paired with strong colours. 

To summarise, metallic paints are an easy way to change the look and feel of a room, and with a few different effects to choose from you can decide whether you want a metallic accent, or a key feature in the room.

If you are ready to start planning your project, why not order a free colour card?

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