As many of my fellow DIYers will do, I first tested a new product (to me) in my shop before bring it into my home. To run it through it's paces I painted a piece or bare wood (pine) trim around a peg board, second a pre-painted cabinet door (wood) and third a pre-painted metal door on my paint locker. Pictures of all three included. I am not a professional painter, so I look for ease of use, final out come and ease of clean up. First ease of use, can says two coats to get desired effect, believe it! First coat you will not be impressed with the out come, it does need the second coat to get that metallic look. Both wood surfaces were easy to paint and covered well. The metal door was harder to get a smooth result, to be fair the paint never says it can be used on metal. Would not be my first pick to paint metal. Final out come, I liked it the best doing the trim coving bare wood, good coverage and most desired effect. The other two surfaces came out good also, just not as good. Ease of clean up, was able to wash out my paint brush with a little soap and water, use the same brush for another project a few days later and brush had came totally clean. Best recommendation I can give any item for indoors projects, my wife saw it and is now looking for a use in the house for this paint. Well done and I do recommend this product.
Pros: Dries Quickly, Easy Instructions, Easy to Apply, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Good Coverage, High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Looks High End, Modern
This is great paint. It lives up to its price point in sheer coverage ability. That being said, I chose this color from an online site and should not have assumed that it would be as true when painted onto a white wall. Usually, I pick up paint chips at Home Depot, bring them home, stick them up, live with them for a few days, then go back to the store with my choice and order my paint. This time I thought I had found the perfect color. Turns out, you just cant trust computers to accurately show a true color. I used it anyway and am pretty glad I did. It goes really well with my wallpaper, and matches the sheen of my slate floors. I wanted something more silvery, less gunmetal, but the color is called "Foundry" so I should have assumed more burnished lead. But it applied well, cleaned up great, and looks like a nice upgrade, all in a days time.
Pros: Easy Instructions, Easy to Apply, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Good Coverage, High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Modern
I used this paint on a lot of different surfaces in a hall I was totally redoing. It was fantastic on metal and tile believe it or not. If you are painting a solid look it takes several coats (3 sometimes) because the paint is rather thin. The thin is not a negative though since metallic paints look so good as a glaze finish. This particular color is a bit too dark for large areas although it looks really good on doors. It was the easiest brush cleaning ever since it's a thin consistency. If you have troubles try again, but remix your paint frequently during your session.
Requires several coats to look good, not worth the high price.
June 4, 2020
This paint is very thin and requires several coats to get to look good and hide the streaks. We used 2 gallons in cover the walls in one room and just barely had enough to finish. After using the textured roller to finish the wall, it just looked messier and not as neat compared to how the sample looked. It's hard to recommend at almost $50/gal.
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Response from PPG PaintsJune 9, 2020
Hi Nick, we're sorry to hear the coverage wasn't ideal. We recommend using a W shape when rolling on the metallic paint due to the specialty finish quality. We'd like to help resolve this, please give us a call at 1-800-441-9695 between 8am-5pm ET at your convenience.
Absolutely Awful!! Please do not waste your money or time! My uncle a professional painter for 28 years, has painted in/for some of the most historic buildings in Chicago, came by to assist me. Even with knowledge and talent, we could not get the application to appear anything like the “supposed sample” picture. The sample gives and illusion of a “teal-silver marble look”, in reality there is no silver tone in the paint that stands out separately from the teal. We followed each instruction, recommendation, and list of materials needed to “achieve the best outcome” and were left with an absolute mess of a wall. It’s so upsetting, I was so excited for this and did LITERALLY EVERYTHING PPG exclaimed even down to having a professional’s assistance. PLEASE LEARN FROM MY MISTAKE, do not waste the energy, money, time, or hope that I did.
This paint is beyond amazing! You MUST prime first to get the results you want. You will be disappointed if you try to put this over existing paint. The key is to PRIME first. I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!
This is my absolute favorite paint ever! I can’t believe it has such poor reviews. I have five rooms in my house painted with this paint in several different color variations. I think anyone who has given it a bad review did not follow the instructions correctly and apply the final coat with the specialty sponge. If you are looking for something different, fabulous and gorgeous, I highly recommend this paint. Yeah, it’s more expensive than other paint, it’s because it’s 20x more beautiful. The gold is my absolute favorite and you can see how luxurious it looks on my dining room walls. I do suggest on the light creamy colors to use a white base coat, as it helps it shine and pop. Everyone who sees my metallic walls always comments and loves them. If this is what you want, look no further! This paint technique does take longer, as do all good things. I always use the recommended sponge roller on the 2nd and 3rd coat. I also have a small cut section of the sponge to do the trim edges, since you can’t roll all the way to the corner. Take your time, do it right and you’ll be so glad you did. Again, there is no reason this should not have 5 stars, if the user followed the correct steps.
We bought a baby pink metallic paint from ppg + a primer that was recommended. We watched the tutorial videos and followed the steps and we still went through 3 gallons of paint and have streaky walls. This paint isn’t cheap. And I will most likely have to just start all over with a new color because my walls look horrible.