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Brilliant Metals
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Give your walls a distinctive and dramatic flair with Valspar® Signature Color Brilliant Metals. This unique finish imparts a vibrant metallic sheen that will add character and liven up any room. The wide variety of available colors guarantees that you'll find the right shade for your style.
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Paint Technique
Step 1. Apply Valspar base coat. Allow to dry overnight.

Step 2. Using Valspar Brilliant Metals, start by brushing a 2—3 inch border ("cut in") around the ceiling, floor, trim edges and corners. Note: Do not cut in around the entire room at once as this can cause a banded appearance. Rather, brush out the edges in sections.
Step 3.Working in 2 ft. tall x 4 ft. wide sections, roll the paint in an up and down motion only (never side-to-side). Finish an entire vertical column of sections. When finished, without adding more paint, finish with long, even strokes from ceiling to floor. Note: Do not push on the roller. If lap lines are visible, reroll the line in a light, single ceiling-to-floor motion.
Step 4. Allow to dry completely (at least 4 hours). Apply a second coat using the same rolling method as the first coat (no "cutting in" is necessary). Finish will appear uneven until dry.
Shown in Base Coat: EE2011B Desert Rouge, Brilliant Metals: EE2098 Oriental Silk
Color accuracy will vary based on monitor and printer calibrations. Please visit your local retailer to view actual color samples before making final painting decisions.
Tips for Success

Try your technique on a practice board before you try it on the walls.

For a simple transformation or quick update, this technique is easy to paint over. No sanding or stripping of the underlying faux finish is needed. Just apply a topcoat of paint and you're done!

Striping Technique
If you desire to add visual interest with subtle stripes, follow these simple instructions. Once the Brilliant Metals has dried completely, tape off evenly spaced stripes either vertically or horizontally on the wall. Apply Valspar Faux Clear Protector Flat to every other taped section. Remove the tape and enjoy the striped effect.
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