Ragging On the Gold Metallic Paint

by Terry
(Morgan, SC)

Faux Ragging Finish in Gold Metallic

Faux Ragging Finish in Gold Metallic



Well, this is a picture of our bedroom. We like the look of wallpaper and we have wallpaper in many rooms in our house. But for this one, we decided to do some faux finishing on the walls, just for a change.


We initially thought about using a sponge, but after testing the technique on a piece of drywall, we didn't like the structured/mechanical look of it. We wanted something smooth and flowing. We didn’t want the pattern to stand out, but for it to be very subtle. I think that we did a pretty good job with it.

What we actually did was use two different shades of gold metallic paint. We applied the darker one with a roller. When it dried, we used rags to dab on the lighter color.

We wanted a color that would compliment our natural wood furniture and for it to be a little different from what we’re used to seeing. We figured that since a lot of people used gold as their secondary/accent color for curtains and fixtures and what not, that we would do the reverse.

At first, I was a little worried that it would look gaudy, but now I really like the way it turned out. It really gives a warm feeling to the room and all our friends really like what we’ve done to it.

What do you think?


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Ragging On the Gold Metallic Paint

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by: A

Love the look! What was the name of the paints you used?

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wow!!!!!
by: nikki

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!LOVE THE PICTURE IT'S ASTONISHING.

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LOVE IT!
by: sandra

I was googling pictures of metallic painted rooms since I just got a killer deal at a hardware store that is no longer carrying metallic paint:(
I love what you did to your room - thank you for the inspiration. I can't wait to get home and try this!

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by: Anonymous

I love this look. I want to do one wall in my foyer and this is the look that I'm going for.. What are the name of the paints (colors) that you used?

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by: Anonymous

I love this, I think it's an unusual and unique idea that works well.

I have a room, and am looking to do something similar.. Could you tell me what make of paint you used, and what colours?

Also, when you put the first coat on, (the darker gold) how many coats did you need, and was it hard to work with?

I've heard metallic paints are quite difficult to work with..

Thanks :-D)

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