Using Metallics With Caromal Colours – What A Great Combo…

Like this?

Start with a clean, dry and wax free surface.  Grab a textured roller and whiz on a coat of Texture Basecoat, in this case Peppercorn

Let it dry, then brush on a coat of Metallic paint Antique Bronze (available for purchase in my store)

You don’t need a heavy coat,  I like to almost dry brush it.  The metallic goes right over the textured basecoat – typically when we layer the paints we use Chipping Creme as a barrier coat in between (it prevents the top color from bonding to the under color) – but I’ve found the metallic paints, soon after their dry, sand off the textured layer nicely…

Letting it dry….

then sand to reveal your textural base

it will power up like this, but that is normal


Now we need the magical Caromal Colours Toner

Brush it on

You can brush out a full door


Wipe off with a dry rag

The Toner brings it all together…

A topcoat drying (Min-Wax Wipe-On Poly Satin)

I love this finish combination – it delivers weight and depth, and at the same time is a pretty finish  (the metallic does that). The best part is the ease of application.   The Caromal Textured Basecoat is beyond versatile.  It will go over nearly any surface, and it’s thick body lets you create killer finishes.  Of course, apply it thinner if you like, it’s all up to you.

Isn’t it interesting?   This finish, combo’ing the textured basecoat, metallic topper, and toner to finish, has been drawing ALOT of attention in my showroom.    There are so many choices – Antique Bronze, Warm Silver, Silver…   and the Textured Basecoat Chocolate is another lovely option  as the basecoat.

It will also be a finish we show in a new Metallics and Gilding workshop coming in 2012.   Look for our workshop schedule to be posted this week!


 SHOP.FABFINISHER.COM   for all of your Caromal needs  – including perfect 8 ounce samplers of the Textured Basecoats AND Metallic Paints – a great way to experiment with color combinations!

2 responses to “Using Metallics With Caromal Colours – What A Great Combo…

  1. Thank you for sending my my Caromal Colours! I did my first project…never painted furniture before! I love it and have a ton of ideas.
    You can see my projet at my blog…

    Thanks again!!!!

  2. no problem, i posted your site info! thanks for sharing 🙂

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