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How To Apply Metallic and Magnetic Paints

Written by Posted On Monday, 20 February 2017 06:04

The Metallics

Add a touch of charm and luxury to your home by simply applying a bit of metallic paint. This technique can also make an old mirror stand out with a shiny new frame, transform any of your old wooden furniture, and even create your own design on a bathroom or kitchen wall.

Whatever the surface, all you really need is to incorporate a dash of sparkle into your home to make it look well-kept.

Materials you will need:

  • Paint Brushes
  • Roller paint (if working with a large surface) 
  • Masking Tape or Painter’s tape (for marking off areas) 
  • Dust Sheets (for messier projects) 
  • Something to stir the paint with
  • Metallic Paint

Step 1 - Clean and set up the surface to be painted by masking off (utilize the tape) any areas you do not wish the paint to go.

Step 2 - Gently stir the paint and evenly apply it using an appropriate brush (the size of the brush usually depends on the project, utilize the smaller ones for finer detailing). Use light strokes and try to keep all your brush strokes in the same direction.

Allow the paint to dry for four hours before using the area.

Helpful tip:

Creating a striped effect by masking off lines on the area prior to painting, instantly makes it more luxurious-looking. You might want to consider this technique.

The Magnetics

Boost up the excitement to your child’s room by creating a magic magnetic wall with the help from Go Banana. Merely add a selection of magnetic numbers, letters, or even images and your kids will definitely have hours of fun while playing and learning at the same time.

Just remember to keep it low enough on the wall for your kids to easily reach the surface you painted with the magnetic paint.

Things you will need:

  • A bare wall
  • Dust Sheets
  • Roller or paint brushes
  • Masking Tape or Painter’s tape
  • Paint stirrer
  • Magnetic Paint

Step 1 - Clean off the surface and allow to fully dry.
Step 2 - Tape off the selected area you would like to paint. Thoroughly stir paint prior to task, and regularly during application to ensure that the paint is consistently smooth, and richly coloured.
Step 3 - Apply a coat of paint to the wall. Top the second coat after 30 minutes. For best results, make three thin coats instead of two heavy coats.
Step 4 - Leave the paint to dry for at least four hours, and lastly, apply a top coat with any type of emulsion you wish to use.

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