Pittsburgh Paints & Stains Metallic Finish Interior Specialty paint provides a sleek, luminous finish that lends a shimmering richness to classic colors and introduces a timeless luxury to walls, trim and architectural elements throughout the home.
- Premium Interior Specialty Paint
- Available in 42 Curated Metallic Paint Colors
- Provides a Hammered Metal Paint Finish
Surface must be clean and dry. Remove all loose, peeling paint, dirt, grease, and any other surface contaminants. Wash walls before painting and rinse well. Putty all nail holes and caulk all cracks and open seams. Spot prime these areas with an appropriate primer. Sand all glossy, rough, and patched surfaces. Remove sanding dust. Spot prime patched areas with an appropriate primer. New and previously painted surfaces should be primed with the appropriate latex primer prior to applying paint. See primer label directions for specific instructions. For best results, prime heavily stained areas or watermarks with a stain-blocking primer.
GYPSUM WALLBOARD-DRYWALL: Nails or screws should be countersunk, and they along with any indentations should be mudded flush with the surface, sanded smooth and cleaned to remove any dust, then prime prior to painting the substrate.
WOOD TRIM: Unpainted wood or wood in poor condition should be sanded smooth, wiped clean, then primed. Any knots or resinous areas must be primed before painting. Countersink all nails, putty flush with surface, then prime.
Tape off all areas to be painted. Stir paint thoroughly before use. New and previously painted surfaces should be primed with the appropriate latex primer prior to applying paint. See primer label directions for specific instructions. Do not apply when the surface or air temperature is below 50ºF (10ºC). HELPFUL HINT: For best results, it is recommended that one person apply the Metallic Specialty Interior Paint Finish to all walls.
Step 1: Apply one coat using a premium quality 3/8" nap roller. Follow with a final downward sweep from top to bottom across the entire area. Use the small sponge insert to dab any areas around the edges. Allow first basecoat to dry for at least two hours.
HELPFUL HINT: Lap marks and appearance inconsistencies are expected in the first coat. For lighter colors, two coats may be required.
Step 2: Apply final coat with a specialty faux finish sponge roller. Specialty faux finish sponge roller should be rinsed with warm water prior to use. Remove excess water by squeezing the roller. Start application in one corner and apply from top to bottom. Use slightly overlapping strokes until the paint is spread to an even consistency. Follow with a final downward sweep from top to bottom across the entire area. Use the small sponge insert to dab any areas around the edges.
HELPFUL HINT: For a more irregular or random pattern, follow the above instructions and apply paint in a small V pattern until wall is covered.
BRUSHING (TRIM WORK): Apply evenly in a single direction (horizontal or vertical) with a premium quality nylon/polyester brush. Do not feather the end of the brush stroke; leave a wet edge so that it may be blended with the next brush stroke for an even finish. For complete coverage, apply two coats or more, allowing two hours dry time between coats.
THINNING: DO NOT THIN.
To Touch: 1 hour
To Recoat: 2 hours
One gallon (3.78 L) will cover approximately 200 sq. ft. (19 sq. meters) with two coats. Do not thin. It will take two coats to achieve the look of METALLIC. Coverage figures do not include loss due to surface irregularities and porosity or material loss due to application method or mixing.
Clean brushes and tools with warm, soapy water.
WARNING! If you scrape, sand, or remove old paint, you may release lead dust or fumes. LEAD IS TOXIC. EXPOSURE TO LEAD DUST OR FUMES CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS, SUCH AS BRAIN DAMAGE, ESPECIALLY IN CHILDREN. PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD ALSO AVOID EXPOSURE. Wear a properly fitted NIOSH-approved respirator and prevent skin contact to control lead exposure. Clean up carefully with a HEPA vacuum and a wet mop. Before you start, find out how to protect yourself and your family by contacting the USEPA National Lead Information Hotline at 1-800-424-LEAD or log on to www.epa.gov/lead. Follow these instructions to control exposure to other hazardous substances that may be released during surface preparation.