Our acrylic metallic paints are specially designed for use on furniture and cabinets. These paints will dry very hard and durable. Paint an under coat of Paint Couture! in a color similiar to the metallic paint, for example, use British Grey under Silver Star or Antique Silver. Under Pale Gold and Rich Gold Russian Red works very well.
Brilliant White contains extra large mica particles and creates a beautiful sparkle. Use it over any color Paint Couture! One of our favorite combinations is Renewal, Brilliant White then Verde Green Glaze.
Micki Magic looks best over very dark and cool colors such as Baltic Black and Midnight Blue, it will give these colors a purple metallic sheen. Experiment with you own combinations!
Preparation: When painting directly to varnished or lacquered furniture pieces, the surface to be painted must be clean and free of dirt, oil, grease or other contaminates; clean with TSP following the package directions or Simple Green.
Shake or stir these metallic paints well before use. Metallics dry quickly, apply with a well loaded brush and finish off by brushing in one long smooth stroke in the same direction.
In Stencils: Use a Mylar stencil and spray the back of your stencil with Stencil Ease or Martha Stewart's Repositionable Stencil Adhesive and allow to dry at least 5 minutes. Vinyl adhesive stencils are an option as well, they are made to stick to the surface, no need to apply adhesive. Place the stencil on the furniture and secure with Blue Tape. Apply with a foam roller or a stencil brush. Note: When using the foam roller have a piece of cardboard handy and off load your stencil by rolling it a few times on the cardboard, this removes excess paint so it should not bleed under your stencil. Start rolling with light pressure at first this also helps prevent bleeding under the stencil. Clean up is with soap and water.
Detail Accents: These metallic paints are especially designed to highlight furniture detailing. Use them as a metallic accent on top of carved furniture details or over painted Embossing Medium. They are beautiful dry brushed, too!
Sheer Effect: These products may be may be thinned with 10% water for a more transparent look. Brush on top of Paint Couture! for a sheer sparkle! If desired a glaze can be created by adding 1 part Low Viscosity Glaze to 1 part metallic paint, this will extend the working time of your paint.
Over Glaze Effect: Glaze Couture can be brushed on top of these metallic paints after 12 hours.
This product is considered low VOC and contains less than 100 g/l of VOC’s.
These acrylic metallic paints are not recommended for use on metal, unless the surface is primed with Paint Couture! first.