Metallic wall paint advice please

dianaloSeptember 23, 2010


I want to stencil a large format damask pattern on our bedroom walls (2 of them actually) and have the other 2 walls in the background color alone. I want the background to be a very light metallic silver. I will stencil the pattern in a matte very dark purple. Do you have any suggestions as to what to use for the metallic look? Brand recommendations or warnings?

I was at Sherwin Williams today and saw they have a faux finish "pearl" paint that is meant to be painted over a base color and can be tinted silver. The pearl/metallic one was $75 a gallon but there will be a sale over the weekend (starting tomorrow) for 40% off. I have seen mixed reviews on GW about SW paints. I do not know the price and quality difference between that one and ones elsewhere.

Please let me know what you think and any advice will be appreciated greatly ;)


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Ralph Lauren has a metallic paint in various sheds of gold and silver.

For your purposes, even a pale non-metallic grey might work against the dark purple.

    Bookmark   September 24, 2010 at 10:48PM
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Modern Masters

    Bookmark   September 26, 2010 at 2:29AM
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Full walls of metallic can be tricky. BM makes a nice metallic paint as does Modern Masters (both are pricey). I have used RL, but takes some getting used to. I have also used SW. Between RL and SW, I think RL is an easier paint to apply, but either way, be prepared to do multiple coats.

Have you thought about doing the stencil in the metallic instead?

    Bookmark   September 26, 2010 at 3:15AM
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