How to Create a Metallic Finish on Furniture
In this video tutorial we’ll show you how to apply metallic cream to give your piece an all-over glamorous shine!
In this brand new video tutorial company co-founder, Rosanne will show you how she applied metallic cream over an entire headboard to give it a bold new look.
How To Create a Metallic Finish on Furniture | Metallic Furniture Faux Finish | Country Chic Paint
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Step 1) Start with a painted piece
Prepare your surface, paint, and distress your piece as desired by following our previous tutorials available here.
Hint: if you would like to achieve opaque metallic coverage we recommend starting with a base coat of paint in a similar color to the metallic cream you’ve chosen as this will allow you to get full coverage with less coats. Here are our suggestions:
- for Trigger, use a base coat of Rocky Mountain or Hurricane
- for Pocket Watch, use a base coat of Fresh Mustard
- for Belt Buckle, use a base coat of Chocolate Tart or Dark Roast
- for Silver Bullet, use a base coat of Pebble Beach or Cobblestone
Step 2) Allow it to dry completely
Make sure any paint on your surface has been allowed to dry for at least 12 hours. Overnight is best.
Step 3) Apply the Metallic Cream
When applying the Metallic Cream to a large flat surface, we would recommend using a sponge. However, you may also use a lint-free cloth, or a paint brush. Use a thin coat. If needed, you can add a second coat after the first coast has dried.
Metallic Cream dries very quickly, especially when applied in thin layers. Be sure to work with small sections of your piece at a time so you can remove any unwanted cream immediately before it dries.
Step 4) Apply a second color, if desired
If you want to add more depth to your finish, try adding a second metallic cream color to your piece. On this headboard, Rosanne used Trigger topped with a coat of Silver Bullet to achieve a stunning metallic finish!
For the second coat, we would recommend using a paint brush to apply the Metallic Cream sparingly. Then use a lint-free rag to smooth out the cream and to leave a wash behind.
Step 5) Seal your work
Our paint doesn’t require a top coat, and the Metallic Cream does offer additional protection. However, you may certainly use Tough Coat or one of our waxes to further finish your work. Tough Coat is highly recommended on surfaces that are used frequently, such as table tops.
We wouldn’t advise using wax first, and then using metallic cream. Since the creams are water-based, they will not adhere well to an oil-based, waxy surface. Just keep in mind that wax always goes on last.
Find these products at your local retailer
If you would like to try this technique for yourself, stop by our store locator and call your local retailer for availability. If you do not have a local retailer, you can also find metallic creams in our online shop.
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