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Brushed metallic

Resene paint effects projects, project 19

Resene FX Metallic may be used in a variety of ways as far as paint effects go and is available in a wide colour range.

Each Resene FX Metallic has a matching tinted basecoat. Besides walls, Resene FX Metallic may be applied to items of furniture, accessories, mirror and picture frames. These items are best finished in a final coat of Resene Aquaclear gloss for durability and cleanability.

Paint an metallic effect on a wall
Paint a brushed metallic effect on a wall

You will need

Project tips

Before you start your project try out different combinations and practice your application method on a piece of card until you are happy with the result. See the Resene Metallics and Special Effects colour chart for a full range of colours.

How to paint the metallic paint finish

Step 1
Step 1

Step 2
Step 2

Step 3
Step 3

Step 1:  Using Resene Nullarbor cut in around the edges of the wall with the small brush and apply one good coat with the roller.

Step 2:  Apply a coat of Resene Axis using the same method as above. Take the roller as close as you can to the edge of the wall then finish by laying off in one direction.

Step 3:  The final topcoat may be done two ways. Apply directly with the larger brush in a crisscross manner or use the roller to apply an area of paint about a metre square and use a dry brush to create the criss-cross effect. Do some test boards first and use whichever technique you find easiest. Make sure you use the same method for any other areas so that the finish looks consistent.

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Project by Janet Scard. Photography by Joseph Zou.

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