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 complement 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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by: A

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

by: nikki


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!

metallic paint
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?

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)

Exactly what I want
by: Patsey

We bought an old house, my husband passed away, so I am left to finish it. We have named our rooms, my peacock room has three walls that are supposed to be a bright metallic gold. I could never find it until now. This room is exactly what I am looking for. Please share what you used and how you did it.

Oh my god!
by: Patricia N

This is exactly what I have been looking for. It is so romantic! Please tell me the paints you used.

by: Derek

It does have a marble-like metallic colour, I'm curious how they got that effect on the wall.

I'm just wondering if they possibly lightly laid a saran wrap over it when it was still wet, to give it that marbleized effect?

I've seen it done on cars before, ideally with metallic paints.

Just what I have been looking for
by: Cindy

Please list the colors of paint and brand that you used. Thanks!

Love it!
by: Wanda

What colors did you use? Thank you!

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