Painting a Ceiling with Metallic Paint
Have you ever thought about painting a ceiling with metallic paint? You should!
Here is an image of a customer’s home that has a dome ceiling. The dome has flat white paint. Flat white paint is just flat boring. Use metallic paint.
Flat white dome from the 2nd floor
The first thing was to paint a base color. The goal is a bright gold textured ceiling.
- Pegan gold
- Olympic gold
- Metallic plum
I used a flat gold tone to set up metallics to pop!
As you can see, the simple gold-tone paint was used to set up the metallic gold paint to really stand out.
Step two is adding the first layer of pagan gold paint. I used a roller to get a nice even coat on the ceiling. Once dry a sponge gets wet, then sponged another coat of pagan gold for some texture and movement.
Add a Contrast Color
Our next step is to add metallic plum for some contrast. Use a wet sponge to make sure the paint flows and really moves. No patterns-create a feeling of movement.
With two colors you can start to see depth and interest evolving. Sure beats flat white.
Sometimes it gets hard to see where you are at when working on a ceiling. If you don’t have a spotter to help you, get down and look at your work. The customer liked the look but just needed more gold. So back to it! With our wet sponge, we applied a layer of Olympic gold.
A picture is worth 1,000 words. Accent lighting was turned on so we could see the final work. It just screams “Look at me.”
That is all there is to it! Some scaffolding, sponges, metallic paint, and patience.
Where can we apply a 3-color metallic paint job in your home? Give us a call and let us see how this can help you love the house you live in!