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Tips to adding Metallic paint to any surface without overdoing it
Some metallic paints are very translucent. Paint a solid base coat of paint before using the translucent metallic paint to reduce having to use multiple coats.
Make sure the paint you are using is compatible with the material you are applying it to. Is it metal? metallic spray paint normally works best. Do you want full coverage? Make sure the paint isn’t super translucent. Are you covering a large surface area? DecoArt makes great affordable metallic paints that will cover a large area.
Metallic paints are known to show brush strokes. Make sure to brush in one direction only and use a high quality synthetic brush or a foam brush to help eliminate brush strokes.
I hope I’ve inspired you to use a little metallic paint. Metallics can be so much fun to work with!