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How to Apply Metallic Paint

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How to apply Metallic Paint

How to Apply Metallic Paint

Metallic paints bring life and sparkle to walls, making them a distinctive feature in any space. At Meoded Paint & Plaster, we offer metallic paint specially formulated for use on walls. But how do you apply metallic paint to a wall? Is the technique any different from applying regular paint?

How Is Metallic Paint Different from Normal Paint?

Metallic paint is no more difficult to apply to your home’s walls than any other form of paint; nevertheless, lap lines between overlapping coats of paint are sometimes more visible with metallic colors. Taking the additional measures that are detailed below will allow you to prevent this situation.

Applying Metallic Paint to Walls

Start by gathering all the usual things you’ll need to paint a room. This includes the following:

  • Spackling
  • Tarps
  • Paint Brushes
  • Paint Rollers 
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Paint Trays
  • Stir Sticks
  • Primer
  • Rags
  • Metallic Paint
  • Paint Extender

Step 1: 

Prime your walls and prepare them for painting. Place your tarps down, clean the walls, and patch any holes with spackling. Wait until the primer has dried before you start painting.

Step 2: 

Lap lines on metallic paint might be more visible, especially when painting a solid metallic paint wall. Add an extender to the metallic paint. The extender will prolong the drying period of your metallic paint, allowing you to smooth out the lap lines before the paint dries.

Step 3: 

Apply metallic paint to the first wall. Paint the walls using rollers for large areas and paint brushes for the corners and edges.

Step 4: 

  • Smooth the lap lines using a clean roller. . This is accomplished by positioning the roller at the bottom of the wall and rolling upward. Simply roll in one direction. Allow the roller to rest gently on the wall rather than pressing it into it. 
  • Then, go slightly to the right and begin from the base of the wall, rolling upward to the top. 
  • Repeat this procedure until the entire wall is coated. This one-way rolling will smooth out the paint and conceal any lap lines on the wall. Fine nap rollers are ideal for this. 
  • This step should be completed before the paint dries, which is why the paint extender is used (also why you should paint only one wall at a time!)

Step 5: 

Repeat this process for each of the room’s walls.

Projects Involving Metallic Paint

At this point, you’re probably thinking, “Why on earth would someone paint their walls metallic?” Some examples of how metallic paint can be used for residential painting tasks are shown below.

  • Murals, especially in a child’s bedroom (imagine applying metallic paint in a space-themed painting!)
  • Accent lines
  • Creating unique effects and textures
  • Stencil patterns
  • Furniture

Meoded’s Sapphire metallic paint provides a shine that complements any formal setting’s interior and exterior. Consider applying metallic silver paint over gray walls with a sea-sponge roller for a textured look. 

The gray paint will still be visible beneath the silver metallic paint, but the walls will have a shimmering, patterned factor that standard house paint cannot produce.

Metallic Paint Mural
Metallic Paint Mural

Our Metallic Paint Recommendations

Metallic paint may be quite stunning, if not overpowering. If you’re considering painting a whole room with metallic paint, you might want to start with an “accent wall.” After seeing how the effect works in the space, you may choose whether or not to paint the remainder of the room.

Before you decide to paint a whole room with metallic paint, do your research. If you want a textured effect, test it on a piece of the wall. 

This way, you can solve any difficulties that may develop and determine whether this impact is appropriate for your house. If you’re planning to stencil a design on the wall, practice on a sample board first to be sure you know what you’re doing.

Go Metallic With Meoded Paint & Plaster

Our customers are always more than welcome to call or stop by and chat with one of our knowledgeable professionals to learn more about how you can beautify a space. We’ll show you everything you need to get started and answer any questions about the technique and products you can use to get the best results.

If you want a first-hand look at how to use and apply any of our products, check out our Instagram page. You can also head over to our Youtube channel for handy how-to tips and tricks.

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