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Old 04-15-2008, 07:47 PM   #21
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Bikerboy,

I have years of experience in decorative painting and sure that makes it easier as it is best to know how to bond it and seal it (in most cases I do not seal it). Anyone can do it but on ceilings like I do you had better be ready to start working hard. I can put up about 300 sf an hour but man that is one hard hour of work.

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Your silver problem can be an easy fix if I have some info on your base paint (silver) and the glaze that you are using. It is possible that you are putting in too much colorant or too much paint to glaze. A little trick if you want some additional "bling" out of your silver is by adding a tablespoon of silver mica powder to your glaze, the glaze will seal it to the ceiling and it will really look nice.
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FE I have used spray metallics and premixed silver metallic paint. I have also tried silver glaze before as well. I was pretty fond of the silver glaze.

The problem I had with the sprays were as soon as I touched them or applied a finish coat they would turn Grey. I usually get most my paints or glaze from Home Depot or Lowes, and so far have been able to achieve some nice effects. I also have mostly used water based glaze in the past but have also worked with oil based glaze.
I'll try your suggestion about the silver and let you know how that works out. Also any product you would like to recommend would greatly be appreciated.

I was also curious if you used foil on the medallion that you have pictured?
What kind of glaze do you use on your work?

Thought I would post this picture of my home bar that I recently painted with copper metallic paint. I still haven't applied a finish yet and for the top which is copper now I was thinking about trying out foil instead.

I applied the paint with both a paint sprayer and a air brush.



Here are a couple pics of a table I did with a silver glaze. I antiqued it after.



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There is nothing wrong with your work, it is actually very nice. I will say that the addition of foil would help 110%. Foil have a much more intense metallics then paint and there is so many different colors of golds, blues, coppers, bronzes and so on that the options are endless.

The medallian has chipped ice holographic foil which changes color as you pass it and looks awesome under up lighting. As for the glaze that I use, it is Van Dyke Brown from Faux Effects.
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I have used metallic paints from Blue Pearl they seem to be pretty intense in comparison from any thing from a big paint company. I like to use stuff like that from companies that specialize in specific products.

ME maybe you should stay away from the big box stores, you will get a lot of slack around here for saying you shop there
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If you want to try smaller amounts of foil without having to buy an entire roll checkout the sample sizes (10 feet samples - actually enough to do a piece of furniture). Check out http://foils4less.ecrater.com, I will be adding more foil samples but if there is a color that you want just let me know as I have many that I just have not had time to list yet.
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Here is a desk done in silver foil and then glazed with a black glaze.
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lol..ya I was starting to pick up on that.
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If you want to try smaller amounts of foil without having to buy an entire roll checkout the sample sizes (10 feet samples - actually enough to do a piece of furniture). Check out http://foils4less.ecrater.com, I will be adding more foil samples but if there is a color that you want just let me know as I have many that I just have not had time to list yet.

Thanks for the link FE I have been trying to find some to try.

Your silver table turned out amazing. That is the type of effect I have been trying to achieve...and I'm almost there

Thanks again man, I'll post some pics after I try the foil.

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I can't get the link to work is it correct?

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Duh, that is because it is http://foil4less.ecrater.com
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You can actually now buy a sample pack with 200 sf of different colored foils

Here is what you will get:

10 - 24"W x 10'L sections of foil which includes:

3 different golds
1 Copper
1 Silver
1 Bronze
1 Candy apple red
1 Dark Blue
1 Holographic Gold
1 Holographic Silver

This is enough of each color to do 3 nice size samples or a small piece of furniture. You will have plenty to double and triple colors on boards and build yourself a nice little portfolio of foil finishes. Put some on moldings, flat boards, over raised stencils, textured boards, raised wallpaper, on a vase and much more as you are getting 200 total sf of foil for $30 plus $5 s/h.

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