paint technique-adding glitter to paint

Old 12-04-00, 04:18 PM
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I'm about to paint ceilings using white latex paint and I was curious--if I could add glitter to the paint, would it shine through? If so, then how much should I use?
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Old 12-04-00, 05:15 PM
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To glitter the ceiling you need a thrower, what they do is texture the ceiling and while it is still wet they walk around with this hand-crank machine that litterally throws the glitter up to stick to the wet texture, it gets everywhere, I suppose it would work with paint too.

Putting the glitter IN the paint will not get the results you want, sorry.

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Don't add the glitter to the paint! Here's how to do it!

If you add the glitter to the paint, it will be the color of the paint. You'll need to put a clear coat over whatever you're doing that has the glitter added to it.

Add the glitter to a clear flat, satin, gloss varnish and then paint with THAT. Otherwise, you'll have to blow it on and that can be tricky on a ceiling.

Works for any surface you're going to paint including floor tiles.

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Adding glitter to ployacrylic

In my experience adding glitter to polyacrylic coating is difficult at best. If your glitter doesn't mix well with the coating then the glitter will settle to the bottom and your application of the glitter will be highly uneven. The best results come from using the thrower, or a powder gun on to the wet / tacky surface.
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