Everyone has come across them at some stage or admired them from afar – sparkly glitter walls have been used to adorn various hotels and modern venues around the globe for many years.
What if we told you that you could create the same dazzling, glistening effect in your own home? Accent walls, whether customized with pictures or an added sparkling finish, are one of the most popular decorative paint trends in 2021, offering a regal and incredibly glamorous effect.
In fact, anybody can create an incredibly glittery aesthetic in his or her own home without having to spend a fortune! Graciously adorned accent walls capture the eye and provide a touch of refinement to the interior decor of any home or apartment, no matter how large or small it is.
The most visually appealing rooms are typically those in which there is a harmonious balance between all the major components, such as the ceilings, walls, floors, fabrics, lighting, furniture, and accessories, as well as between all the minor components, such as the furnishings and accessories.
Cost-effective and straightforward, an application of a new coat of paint to the walls has the potential to completely change the appearance of a room or office.
In this article, we’ll show you how to use a super easy technique to add a touch of shimmering beauty to almost any part of your home or office.
Choosing the perfect glitter wall paint
Glitter wall paint is a fashionable way to freshen decor, emphasize key accents, and provide a sophisticated finish to the space. Glitter paint for walls is available in a variety of colors and tones.
DIY enthusiasts may decide to purchase paint additives and mix them into their paint by themselves. Generally speaking, regular paint is too thick to properly show the glitter. If you add glitter into regular paint, it will cover almost all of it. However, the second (and far simpler!) alternative is to buy ready-made glitter paint for walls.
It is sold in several colors and tones, and you will definitely find the perfect match for your space.
We’re not exaggerating when we say that glitter paint really ‘pops’ and adds a ‘wow’ factor to any space. The paint may be applied to the walls quickly and simply with a brush or a sprayer. It also dries rather quickly and is suitable for use over any latex-based coating. Glitter wall paint is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a striking accent wall.
Crystal Brush Glitter Paint by Meoded Paint & Plaster
For a paint that really sparkles, consider using Meoded’s Crystal Brush glitter paint. This popular glitter paint can be used to give interior surfaces a WOW factor.
Crystal Brush Glitter Paint is ideal for use on any interior surface or area and comes in a number of base hues, including White, Silver, Brown, Gold, Red, Blue, and Smoked Black.
Additional color glitters may be added in small amounts to create even more unique finishes, as shown in the color swatches below.
Remember to take the color of the wall and the area where you will be painting into consideration before purchasing any glitter paint for the walls (for example, some glitter may not pop with some light paint colors).
We are all aware, however, that this is sometimes far easier said than done! Yet, if you do decide to utilize color charts found on the internet, you will still need the help of a professional to take you through the process of selecting the colors.
Choose a shade that will look fantastic on your walls based on the lighting, the style of your house, your furniture, and your desired outcome.
Crystal Brush’s innovative Low VOC (ECO friendly) water-based solution employs fine glitters to provide a durable, softly textured decorative finish perfect for elegant living and dining rooms, theaters, foyers, commercial and retail areas.
Crystal Brush can also be used in children’s rooms, where the bright and vivid colors turn the area into a joyful and wonderful place to play and dream. Depending on the light and angle from which the surface is seen, the unique appearance of sparkling glitter from Crystal Brush will be both subtle and dramatic, dark and light.
Own the glitter wall and allow it to transform your house into the home of your dreams!
Painting Your Glitter Wall
When adding glitter to walls, choose areas that will benefit from the reflection of sconces or table lights. Glitter is especially beautiful when illuminated by incandescent or candlelight, which emphasizes its sparkling, reflecting properties.
The secret to painting glitter walls successfully is to work on a well-prepared surface. Prior to beginning the job, carefully clean your walls and fix any protruding nails or other flaws.
If you’re starting from scratch and will be painting your walls a base color as part of your glitter project, sand any rough areas and prime all surfaces with a high-quality primer before painting.
Step by step guide:
Step 1: Apply the base or primer
- For the base, use a similar color paint to your glitter paint or a regular primer e.g. If you’re applying silver glitter paint, then use a grey base.
Step 2: Apply the first coat
- Using a high-quality brush, apply the first coat in a crosshatch pattern to produce an organic look and variation of a glittery, metallic effect. Don’t worry about covering the first coat perfectly, as it will fill in on the second coat.
- Allow the first coat to dry in a minimum of 2-3 hours
- If you desire an extra glistening effect, purchase additional glitter which should be added to the paint before the second coat.
Step 3: Apply the second coat
- Add the second coat using the same crosshatch pattern as for the first coat.
- It should take around 4 hours to dry.
Step 4: Voila!
- Full cure can take up to 7 days, depending on conditions (mixture proportions, strength, weather conditions).
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Wall Application Ideas
Glitter paint over all four walls of a space may seem overwhelming but it really is not. Crystal Brush is formulated with a medium amount of glitter so you don’t need to be afraid of having too much sparkle. As mentioned before, you can always add more glitter for an extra sparkle!
Consider putting glitter paint to the wall behind the bed in a bedroom or on the wall behind the sink and mirror in a bathroom. Enhance dining rooms with a luxurious touch, maybe on a wall behind a buffet.
Happy, shiny borders
Instead of attempting to plaster a wallpaper border onto the wall, you could consider using some glitter paint instead. Simply use painter’s tape to demarcate the surface and then get to painting. When done correctly, the effects are really stunning!
Painting your ceilings with glitter paint is not an entirely new concept! In fact, glitter paint formed the main component of popcorn ceilings in the 1970’s and was used to give the ceiling a touch of pizazz.
But this doesn’t necessarily imply that you need to have a popcorn ceiling to use glitter paint! If you have an existing ceiling, you can either apply the paint in a lovely pattern or just spray the whole surface.
Furniture and Decor
Can’t paint the walls but want to make a statement to an otherwise dull and neutral environment…? Add a gleaming piece of furniture to your décor! This will act as the centerpiece of your living room, bedroom, or bathroom. Consider using Crystal Brush glitter paint to draw attention to certain features on your favorite pieces of furniture. Consult the professionals at Meoded Paint to advise on a top sealer coat when applying over furniture.
Crystal Brush paint adds a touch of pizazz to any space. This decorative paint is available by Quart and Gallon from Meoded Paint And Plaster.
Whether you’re searching for inspiration or how-to instructions for glitter paint, the experienced and friendly team at Meoded can answer all your questions about the best equipment to use or the appropriate amount of paint to purchase for your project.
Inspiration and product knowledge…yet another reason why Meoded should be at the top of your list for all your painting needs!
Adding luxury to formal settings
Glitter wall paint can also be used to add a touch of character and elegance to a particular space. If your home feels a bit boring and formal, consider using glitter paint to add some sparkle.
For instance, glitter paint does an amazing job to liven up a dull dining area. Another suggestion would be to apply it around the living room walls and/or ceilings in areas with accent lighting to enhance the beauty and brilliance of the glitter that much more!
Frequently asked questions:
Is Crystal Brush glitter paint the same as Meoded’s Cassiopeia?
No, they are two entirely distinct products. The Cassiopeia system is made up of Cassio-Base, which acts as a bonding agent, and a mixture of clear crushed glass flakes and colorful glitters which are sprayed onto the Cassiopeia base. Crystal Brush, on the other hand, is made out of an advanced Low VOC water-based formula that utilizes fine glitters to create a durable, lightly textured decorative finish.
How much coverage can a tin of Crystal Brush Glitter Paint provide?
Crystal Brush will cover approximately 100 to 160 sq. ft. per gallon with two coats, depending on surface texture, porosity, and technique and concentration of application.
Is lighting critical in a space with glitter-painted walls?
Glitter sparkles as a result of light. That’s all there is to it! This means that if you glitter the walls in a dark environment, you won’t be able to see the glitter. Keep this in mind when planning a room’s layout. If you’re only going to glitter one wall, make sure it’s the one that gets the most sunshine or is nearest to the ceiling lights. What happens if there are no windows or built-in lighting? Consider installing some smart direct lighting or lights that are quite close to the wall. If you want the sparkle to shine, you should think about the lighting just as much as the placement of the glitter on the wall!
Will glitter paint peel or flake off the wall surface?
Crystal Brush has been designed to be durable. Once applied, it provides full coverage of glistening glitter to any surface, effortlessly creating a radiant shine that will last and won’t fade until you decide to paint over the glittery surface.
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