How to Use Metallic Plaster

Debbie Hayes blogs about using Metallic Plaster to give her bedroom a warmer and inviting environment. In this step-by-step blog post, Debbie gives you the scoop on how to achieve this look yourself. Be sure to check out the full article, but below you'll find an overview on how it's done.
Supplies Needed:
Metallic Plaster in the color Eucalyptus. You can choose any color that works for you! Measure the total square footage of the area you need to cover to figure coverage, just like with paint.
240MM Japanese Trowel
Natural Sea Sponge Mini Roller
Latex Paint base in color close to Metallic Plaster. I chose a vibrant green, which is not a close match to Eucalyptus, so you could easily see the process. Notice the plaster covered it easily. You can skip this if you choose a Metallic Plaster color close to your wall color.
Paint Supplies: Roller pan and liners, paint roller, medium nap roller, paint brush and paint stir sticks
Tape Supplies: Painters tape and low-tack tape
Additional Supplies: Rags, drop cloths and ladder
Use painters tape to tape off the wall, trim and baseboards.
Cut in all edges.
Roll on two coats of base paint. Let dry according to directions.
Put some Metallic Plaster in the roller pan. Use the sponge roller to roll on the plaster. This is completely different than rolling paint. The goal is to create random texture that is not flat or 100% filled in. Use short strokes about 8″ long, turning the roller with every stroke. Aim for about 90% coverage of the surface. Roll about 1 1/2 square feet at a time.
Use the trowel to knock down the peaks. Use very light pressure at a low angle. Fini
Close up of the finished project. Isn't it gorgeous? Be sure to read the full article at the blog. There's a lot of great links and resources to help guide you on your next Metallic Plaster project.

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  • Aiokersonalicea1
    on Jun 10, 2018

    Wow! This is fantastic. I've been wanting to do something different in guest bedroom. Now I know what to do. Thank you for posting.

  • Barb
    on Aug 21, 2019

    You left out one very important needed item! A Calico Kitty Kat to boss and critique is a requirement.

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