- On June 2, 2017
Some surfaces and textures just give you an almost orgasmic appeal. They are smooth and simply flawless. What gives them this characteristic? It is the shiny and super lustrous metallic paint. This category of paints is one of my favorites. They let you dress up a piece of furniture or an antique trinket like never before and nothing else! There is simply no way to beat their finish and shine.
If you’ve had any piece of furniture for years and have always struggled to get inspired to do justice to its looks and intricacy of design, then choosing the right Colors and metallic paints might prove the ideal thing to do. Now is the time to stop the dust from collecting on it and restore its beauty. Before you start though, let’s find out some do’s and don’t’s of using metallic paints by yourself.
1. You Need A Base Coat
Yes, that’s right; the first thing you want to do with your metallic paint is prepare a base coat of it on your furniture or wall. The trick is to let each coat dry for a few minutes between you apply the next coat. For me personally this always plays out well and it will be the same for you too. You will end up with a smooth and even result, making your objects look extremely gorgeous.
2. Keep Stirring Your Paint
You need to remember that metallic pigments are very thick and can solidify rather quickly. Therefore, to make the most of the bucket of color, stir them really well. This prevents them from settling at the bottom of the can and there will be no inconsistencies in your brush strokes.
3. Always Make Long Brush Strokes
Make sure to move your brush in long strokes and preferably in the same direction as you did previously to paint the surface. This helps in minimizing visible brush stroke lines and ensures a smoother output.
4. Applying Metallic Paint On Your Walls
You can start by rolling the paint on your wall and then come back before it dries up and make sure that only the weight of the roller rests on the wall and not that of your hand. Go slowly without stressing the movement to get a smooth finish.
5. Applying Metallic Paint On Concrete
Numerous metallic paints of today have the ability to contract and expand with concrete as the weather changes. You can start by priming the surface and once dry you can spray or roll on your metallic paint onto the concrete surface.
6. Applying Metallic Paint On Furniture
Use paint brushes with thick hair and smaller mouths to reach the difficult crevices of your furniture. You can also use sponge for better coverage.
7. Applying Metallic Paint On Metal
You can clean the surface or remove the dirt and rust before starting with the paint. Mostly though what I have experienced is that you don’t even have to buff the surface of the metallic object to apply metallic paint. Just paint it directly and your object will be reinstated with a new life and charm.